What does deserve mean?

Definitions for deserve
dɪˈzɜrvde·serve

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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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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. Andrus Ansip:

    Glad to see EU countries once again finding a common voice on copyright reform ... I hope for a final agreement next week. Europeans deserve copyright rules fit for digital age: it is good for creators, platforms and for regular internet users.

  2. Ben Sasse:

    Jeffrey Epstein is a monster and his victims deserve justice, ... The fact that its taken this long to get this far is heartbreaking and infuriating. The Department of Justice should use this opportunity to reopen its non-prosecution agreement so that Epstein and anyone else who abused these children are held accountable.

  3. Elias Bilew:

    He was such a good person, he doesnt deserve this. He was the pillar for his whole family.

  4. Luis Gutierrez:

    Even though The President dropped the ball, The President is now doing a victory dance in the end zone, or should we call it the dead zone ? Trump's comments also drew swift condemnation from elected officials and residents of the island, where blackouts remain common, 60,000 homes still have makeshift roofs and 13 percent of municipalities lack stable phone or internet service. Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a Facebook post in Spanish, the victims of Puerto Rico, and the people of Puerto Rico in general, do not deserve to be questioned about their pain. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz, a Democrat who has sparred with President Trump multiple times, tweeted that President Trump is so vain President Trump thinks this is about President Trump. NO IT IS NOT. In New York, which has the largest Puerto Rican population in the mainland United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Trump’s tweets.

  5. Scott Goodwin:

    We were obsessed with it, these are two young people who didnt deserve what happened to them. They didnt do anything. They came home on a Tuesday night and they were murdered.

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