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owe

 
 
pronunciation:
o
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: owes, owing, owed
definition 1: to have to pay or repay; be in debt to.
I owe ten dollars to my sister.He owes her for many favors.
definition 2: to feel the need to do or to give (something) for the benefit of another.
I owe my little brother some attention.
Homophone Note
The words owe and oh sound alike but have different meanings.