beholden Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “beholden” in the English Dictionary

"beholden" in British English

See all translations

beholdenadjective [after verb]

uk   /bɪˈhəʊl.dən/  us   /-ˈhoʊl-/ formal
feeling you have a ​duty to someone because they have done something for you: She ​wanted to be ​independent and beholden to no one.
(Definition of beholden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beholden" in American English

See all translations

beholdenadjective

 us   /bɪˈhoʊl·dən/
feeling you have a duty to someone who has done something for you: They do not ​benefit from ​statesubsidies and ​therefore are not beholden to the ​government.
(Definition of beholden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beholden”
in Chinese (Simplified) 受惠的, 感激的, 欠人情的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受惠的, 感激的, 欠人情的…
What is the pronunciation of beholden?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day