alternate spelling of aught. at all, to any level.
ended up being or had been under obligation to pay; owed.
is bound in task or by moral responsibility.
To be essential, fit, getting, or expedient; to behoove; -- inside sense formerly often made use of impersonally or without an interest expressed.
just like aught. Compare naught, nought.
Owned; the preterit for the verb owe, to own, own. See owe.
Owed; the preterit and previous participle of verb owe, to-be indebted or obliged.
to-be held or bound in responsibility or moral obligation.
To be fit or expedient in a moral view; be an all natural or anticipated effect, result, effect, etc.
become essential or recommended; behoove.
To befit: used impersonally.
= Syn. 3-5. Ought, Should. Ought is the more powerful, revealing particularly responsibilities of duty, with some weaker use in articulating interest or prerequisite: since, you need to understand, if anyone does. Should sometimes conveys duty: as, we should be careful of others' feelings; but typically conveys propriety, expediency, etc.: as, we should dot our i's and get across our t's.