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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
owe (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) archaic - possess own
b) to have or bear (an emotion or attitude) to someone or something - owes the boss a grudge
2.
a) (1) to be under obligation to pay or repay in return for something received be indebted in the sum of - owes me $5
(2) to be under obligation to render (as duty or service) - I owe you a favor
b) to be indebted to - owes the grocer for supplies
3.
intransitive verb
to be indebted for - owed his wealth to his father owes much to good luck
1.
to be in debt - owes for his house
2.
to be attributable - an idea that owes to Greek philosophy
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