indebted indebted  /ɪn ˈdɛ təd/


  1. (adj) owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
  2. (adj) under a legal obligation to someone


  1. I, for one, will be forever indebted to him for casting me in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
  2. The complexity jazz has lately acquired has always been present in Monk's music, and there is hardly a jazz musician playing who is not in some way indebted to him.
  3. If anything, he will be even more indebted to them.


  1. Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars?

    In Philadelphia, city of murals and Brotherly Love, there is a piece of wall art hidden from public view, down a cobblestoned alley off of Bainbridge Street. Impressive in scope if not in size, it's an Escher-indebted soft-core scramble of lips and labia and lactating breasts meant, presumably, to inspire rock bands that pay to rehearse in its airbrushed glare...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. If you want to know about horses, first you find a horse

    Western Civilization is indebted to the Greeks for their advances in mathematics, philosophy, and science. We’re also indebted to them for their development of logic.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lee's Summit Journal

  3. Petrobras Sells $1.8 Billion in Assets to Esteves’ BTG, Cemig

    Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the world’s most indebted oil company, sold $1.83 billion in assets to billionaire Andre Esteves ’ Banco BTG Pactual SA (BPAC3) and to Cia.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "It is an honor to receive the Liberty Medal," Blair said in a statement. "I am deeply indebted to the National Constitution Center for adding my name to such a distinguished list of recipients."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: AOL News

  2. "We shall forever be indebted to him for the tremendous perseverance, courage, heroism and generosity that he exhibited. We shall not forget him," Jean said.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Toronto Star

  3. "We certainly wish this run could have gone on forever," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. "It's been an incredible privilege to be a part of. We're indebted to Billy Donovan. We hired him 11 years ago to build Florida basketball,...
    on May 31, 2007 By: Jeremy Foley Source:

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infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /