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Definition 1: be in debt - [verb of possession]

Samples where owe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She owes me $200
  • I still owe for the car
  • The thesis owes much to his adviser

(owe is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of owe ) put up as security or collateral

Definition 2: be obliged to pay or repay - [verb of possession]

(... is a kind of owe ) accumulate as a debt

"he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"

Definition 3: be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense - [verb of stative]

Samples where owe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory

(owe is a kind of ...) be based on; of theories and claims, for example

"What's this new evidence based on?"

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