Indebted in response to a kindness, gift, favor, or loan
– Mark felt beholden to his mother for all the hard work she put into raising him.
– I am beholden to you for taking care of my dog while I was on vacation.
– Pablo Picasso would paint a painting and hang it on the wall, and you would go and see the painting exactly how he wanted it to be made. But if you have an idea for a TV show, for example, you’re beholden to studios to produce it and distributors to distribute it.
– I don’t like to be beholden to anybody, I like to be my own boss.
indebted, obligated, bound
1. an attraction, identification, or kinship between people or things; 2. a close similarity between two things
– He always had an affinity for numbers, so I wasn’t surprised when I heard he became an accountant.
– Many companies do what is called affinity marketing, whereby they align themselves with associations and market their products to association members.
– As we are, so we associate. The good, by affinity, seek the good; the vile, by affinity, the vile. Ralph Waldo Emerson
liking, penchant, resemblance, relationship,
aversion, dislike, difference, discord