Obligated vs Beholden - What's the difference?
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
(North America, Scottish) committed
(North America, Scottish) having an obligation; obliged
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)]
* (having an obligation) obliged
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.
, date=June 26
, author=Genevieve Koski
, title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe
, work=The Onion AV Club
, 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