(USED WITH OBJECT) [DE·SERVED, DE·SERV·ING.]
to merit, be qualified for, or have a claim to (reward, assistance, punishment, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or situation: to deserve exile; to deserve charity; a theory that deserves consideration.
(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [DE·SERVED, DE·SERV·ING.]
to be worthy of, qualified for, or have a claim to reward, punishment, recompense, etc.: to reward him as he deserves; an idea deserving of study.
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Define deserve: to be worthy of : merit — deserve in a sentence.
Deserve definition, to merit, be qualified for, or have a claim to (reward,
assistance, punishment, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or situation: to
deserve exile; ...
deserve definition, meaning, what is deserve: to have earned or to be given
something because of the way you have behaved or the…. Learn more.
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We deserve things based on our actions. For example, many people believe
murderers deserve the death penalty.
tr.v. de·served, de·serv·ing, de·serves. To be worthy of; merit: She deserves a
raise. He deserves to be treated with respect. See Synonyms at earn.
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