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merit

mer·it

merit

 
pronunciation:
me riht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: worth or high quality.
That idea has merit.
synonyms:
value, worth
antonyms:
inferiority
similar words:
ability, account, distinction, excellence, goodness, quality, virtue, worthiness
definition 2: (plural) the facts of a legal matter, apart from personal feelings or issues related to procedure.
He won the case on its merits.
similar words:
facts
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: merited, meriting, merits
definition: to be worthy of or deserve.
Such good work merits praise.
synonyms:
deserve
similar words:
call for, earn, invite
derivations: meritable (adj.), merited (adj.), meritless (adj.)