Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another
For his facts a textual critic may, and often must, be beholden to others: but never for his opinions.
in Iceland to Denmark, and laid the foundations of the famous library and bequest, for which all Icelandic students are so much beholden.
The latter is far more beholden to the revenue of DVD sales than the latter.
About 1560 he came to London and was employed as a translator by Reginald or Reyner Wolfe, to whom he says he was "singularly beholden."
It is now beholden on all of us to reap the benefits of the new order.