meaning of beholden

beholden meaning in General Dictionary

Obliged bound in appreciation indebted

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  • under an ethical responsibility to some body
  • of Behold
  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

beholden meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"under obligation," mid-14c., initially previous participle of behold (and preserving the initial past participle of hold), but an awareness right related to this consumption is certainly not taped at and diverse definitions attested for behold.


beholden meaning in General Dictionary

(p. p.) of Behold

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  • (p. a.) Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

Sentence Examples with the word beholden

For his facts a textual critic may, and often must, be beholden to others: but never for his opinions.

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