from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted; held by obligation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. under a moral obligation to someone
Until these issues are addressed, the U.S. economy will remain beholden to Wall Street's bonus-crazed whims.
As of Boxing Day, more than 100,000 people had signed up online for his campaign to fill India's jails with protestors who feel that a bill currently before Parliament will create a toothless ombudsman or lokpal in Hindi beholden to the very politicians it's meant to police.
So, in a sentence like: 'Me and Jenny went to the market', technically you wouldn't have to say 'Jenny and I went to the market', as is common prescriptive usage, because the 'and' forms a compound subject phrase beholden only to itself.
URBN, the parent company behind Urban Outfitters, Free People and Anthropologie, launched the new range - bhldn, pronounced "beholden" - this week.
He is still as "beholden" as if he had taken it from a lobbyist.
If you go back and read my sentence, "So, why do you think we need an intervenor [sic] like the U.N. in order to speak or be" beholden "to humankind," you'll note that your concept of appeal would flow like this: U.S.
So, why do you think we need an intervenor like the U.N. in order to speak or be "beholden" to humankind?
Contributions to Saskatchewan's political parties demonstrate that the new governing Sask Party is 'beholden' to the province's corporate sector.
There are some of us that have no one to "beholden" too and so have no concern of what happens to us upon death.
Earlier this week, Lekota said the military board of inquiry would be led by a retired officer, Major-General Johan Jooste, who was an experienced soldier and not "beholden" to anybody.