What does DESERVE mean?

Definitions for DESERVE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deserve, merit(verb)

    be worthy or deserving

    "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"

Wiktionary

  1. deserve(Verb)

    To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have.

    Etymology: From deservir, from deservire, from de- + servire.

  2. deserve(Verb)

    To earn, win.

    Etymology: From deservir, from deservire, from de- + servire.

  3. deserve(Verb)

    To reward, to give in return for service.

    Etymology: From deservir, from deservire, from de- + servire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deserve(verb)

    to earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise

    Etymology: [OF. deservir, desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be devoted to; de- + servire to serve. See Serve.]

  2. Deserve(verb)

    to serve; to treat; to benefit

    Etymology: [OF. deservir, desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be devoted to; de- + servire to serve. See Serve.]

  3. Deserve(verb)

    to be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well

    Etymology: [OF. deservir, desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be devoted to; de- + servire to serve. See Serve.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deserve

    de-zėrv′, v.t. to earn by service: to merit.—v.i. to be worthy of reward.—adj. Deserv′ing, worthy.—n. desert.—advs. Deserv′ingly, Deserv′edly, according to desert: justly. [Fr.,—L. deservīrede, inten., servīre, to serve.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DESERVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4748

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DESERVE' in Verbs Frequency: #557

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How to say DESERVE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DESERVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DESERVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of DESERVE in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Jenner:

    I trained hard, I competed hard and for that people respected me but this transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined and that's the case for so many others besides me, for that reason alone trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The majority of people have got the government as they deserve for their depravity; but sadly it is not they but others in extreme minority who are safeguarding somewhat humanity in life get often the maximum punishment.

  3. State John Kerry:

    Our hope is diplomacy can work. ... Given our success on the interim agreement, I believe we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future.

  4. Perry Brass:

    Don’t waste your love on stupid people. Anyone stupid enough to deny or reject it—in the midst of the Love Depression we’re in—does not deserve it.

  5. Jeff Flake:

    A fair and functioning judiciary is one of the pillars of our democracy, but the oversized and overburdened 9th Circuit has Arizonans waiting too long for justice, establishing a new circuit with stronger local, regional, and cultural ties will ease the burden across the West and ensure that the people of Arizona finally get the swift access to the courts they deserve.

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