owe, ought


  • debenture

    A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due.

  • debit

    A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.

  • debt

    That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.

  • debtor

    One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.

  • due

    Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

  • duly

    In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.

  • dutiful

    Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.

  • duty

    work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

  • endeavoring

    working towards completing something

  • indebted

    Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden.

  • indebtedness

    The state of being indebted.

  • overdue

    Due and more than due; delayed beyond the proper time of arrival, payment, return, etc.; as, an overdue vessel; an overdue note; a book overdue at the library; an overdue payment.

  • undue

    Not due; not yet owing; as, an undue debt, note, or bond.

  • unduly

    In an undue manner.

Differentiated vocabulary for your students is just a click away.