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Synonyms for owe

be in debt (to)


  • be in debt (to)
  • be in arrears (to)
  • be overdrawn (by)
  • be beholden to
  • be under an obligation to
  • be obligated or indebted (to)

Words related to owe

be obliged to pay or repay

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be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense

be in debt

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If there is anyone he owes it's them and his team-mates, who have fought beside him, certainly not me."
Several years ago, Steel and her colleagues discovered that a mouse strain called shaker-1 owes its hearing loss to mutations in the gene for myosin VIIa.