Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb owe

3 senses of owe

Sense 1
owe -- (be obliged to pay or repay)

Sense 2
owe -- (be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory")
       => repose on, rest on, build on, build upon -- (be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?")

Sense 3
owe -- (be in debt; "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Antonyms of adj owing

1 sense of owing

Sense 1
outstanding, owing (predicate), undischarged -- (owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts")

INDIRECT (VIA unpaid) -> paid -- (marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check")

Similarity of adj owing

1 sense of owing

Sense 1
outstanding, owing (predicate), undischarged -- (owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts")
       => unpaid (vs. paid) -- (not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill")

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