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owe
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 4
1. To possess; to have, as the rightful owner; to own.
2. To have or possess, as something derived or bestowed; to be obliged to ascribe ( something to some source); to be indebted or obliged for; as, he owed his wealth to his father; he owed his victory to his lieutenants.
3. Hence: To have or be under an obigation to restore, pay, or render ( something) in return or compensation for something received; to be indebted in the sum of; as, the subject owes allegiance; the fortunate owe assistance to the unfortunate.
4. To have an obligation to ( some one) on account of something done or received; to be indebted to; as, to iwe the grocer for supplies, or a laborer for services.
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