Beholder vs Beholden - What's the difference?

beholder | beholden |


As a noun beholder

is someone who observes or beholds; an observer or spectator.

As an adjective beholden is

obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.

beholder

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • someone who observes or beholds; an observer or spectator
  • (fantasy) A fictional monster in roleplaying games, a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth and many eyes on stalks.
  • beholden

    English

    Alternative forms

    *beholding

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.
  • From an early age, I had decided I wanted to be beholden to no one.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=June 26 , author=Genevieve Koski , title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).}} English adjectives ending in -en