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deserve

de·serve

deserve

 
pronunciation:
dih zuhrv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deserved, deserves, deserving
definition: to be qualified for or worthy of; merit.
He deserves a medal for his act of heroism.You deserve more money for the skilled work you do.Some people say the man deserves hanging.She deserves to have a vacation after all her efforts.This painting deserves better light.All the performances deserve praise.
synonyms:
merit, warrant
similar words:
earn, qualify for, rate, win
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be worthy or suited for something given such as a reward, punishment, or other requital.
They should be treated as they deserve.
similar words:
fit, qualify, suit