Obligated vs Beholden - What's the difference?

obligated | beholden |


As adjectives the difference between obligated and beholden

is that obligated is (north america|scottish) committed while beholden is obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.

As a verb obligated

is (obligate).

obligated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (obligate)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (North America, Scottish) committed
  • (North America, Scottish) having an obligation; obliged
  • Usage notes

    Now only in standard use in American English and some dialects such as Scottish,Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage,'' p. 675 having disappeared from standard British English by the 20th century, being replaced by obliged (it was previously used in the 17th through 19th centuries).''The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1996)

    Synonyms

    * (having an obligation) obliged

    Derived terms

    * obligatedly

    See also

    * (adjective)

    References

    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