deserve


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de·serve

 (dĭ-zûrv′)
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.

[Middle English deserven, from Old French deservir, from Latin dēservīre, to serve zealously : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + servīre, to serve; see serve.]

deserve

(dɪˈzɜːv)
vb
1. (tr) to be entitled to or worthy of; merit
2. obsolete (foll by: of) to be worthy
[C13: from Old French deservir, from Latin dēservīre to serve devotedly, from de- + servīre to serve]
deˈserved adj
deservedness n
deˈserver n

de•serve

(dɪˈzɜrv)

v. -served, -serv•ing. v.t.
1. to merit, qualify for, or have a claim to (reward, punishment, aid, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or circumstances: to deserve a pay raise; to deserve exile.
v.i.
2. to be worthy of, qualified for, or have a claim to reward, punishment, etc.: an idea deserving of study.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French deservir, Latin dēservīre to serve zealously]
de•serv′er, n.

deserve


Past participle: deserved
Gerund: deserving

Imperative
deserve
deserve
Present
I deserve
you deserve
he/she/it deserves
we deserve
you deserve
they deserve
Preterite
I deserved
you deserved
he/she/it deserved
we deserved
you deserved
they deserved
Present Continuous
I am deserving
you are deserving
he/she/it is deserving
we are deserving
you are deserving
they are deserving
Present Perfect
I have deserved
you have deserved
he/she/it has deserved
we have deserved
you have deserved
they have deserved
Past Continuous
I was deserving
you were deserving
he/she/it was deserving
we were deserving
you were deserving
they were deserving
Past Perfect
I had deserved
you had deserved
he/she/it had deserved
we had deserved
you had deserved
they had deserved
Future
I will deserve
you will deserve
he/she/it will deserve
we will deserve
you will deserve
they will deserve
Future Perfect
I will have deserved
you will have deserved
he/she/it will have deserved
we will have deserved
you will have deserved
they will have deserved
Future Continuous
I will be deserving
you will be deserving
he/she/it will be deserving
we will be deserving
you will be deserving
they will be deserving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deserving
you have been deserving
he/she/it has been deserving
we have been deserving
you have been deserving
they have been deserving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deserving
you will have been deserving
he/she/it will have been deserving
we will have been deserving
you will have been deserving
they will have been deserving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deserving
you had been deserving
he/she/it had been deserving
we had been deserving
you had been deserving
they had been deserving
Conditional
I would deserve
you would deserve
he/she/it would deserve
we would deserve
you would deserve
they would deserve
Past Conditional
I would have deserved
you would have deserved
he/she/it would have deserved
we would have deserved
you would have deserved
they would have deserved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deserve - be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
have it coming - deserve (either good or bad); "It's too bad he got fired, but he sure had it coming"

deserve

verb merit, warrant, be entitled to, have a right to, win, rate, earn, justify, be worthy of, have a claim to The young should treat the old with the respect that they deserve.

deserve

verb
To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort:
Informal: rate.
Translations
استحقيَسْتَحِقيَسْتَحِقُ
zasloužit (si)zasloužit si
fortjenegøre sig fortjent til
ansaita
zaslužitizavrijediti
megérdemel
verîskulda
・・・に値する値する
받을 만하다
vertas
pelnīt
zaslužiti si
förtjäna
สมควรได้รับ
xứng đáng

deserve

[dɪˈzɜːv]
A. VTmerecer
to deserve to do sthmerecer hacer algo
he deserves to winmerece ganar
he got what he deservedse llevó su merecido
it's an area of France that deserves further explorationes una región de Francia digna de ser explorada más a fondo
B. VI to deserve well ofmerecer ser bien tratado por
I thought I deserved better than thatopinaba que me tenían que haber tratado mejor

deserve

[dɪˈzɜːrv] vt
(= be entitled to) → mériter
to deserve to do sth → mériter de faire qch
[+ punishment] → mériter
to deserve what one gets [wrongdoer] → mériter ce qui lui arrive
to get what one deserved (punishment)avoir ce que l'on méritait; (reward)être justement récompensé(e)

deserve

vtverdienen; he deserves to winer verdient den Sieg; he deserves to be punisheder verdient es, bestraft zu werden; she deserves bettersie hat etwas Besseres verdient; to get what one deservesbekommen, was man verdient hat
vi he deserves well of his country (form)sein Land ist ihm zu Dank verpflichtet

deserve

[dɪˈzɜːv] vtmeritare
he deserves to win → merita di vincere
he got what he deserved → ha avuto quel che si meritava

deserve

(diˈzəːv) verb
to have earned as a right by one's actions; to be worthy of. He deserves recognition of his achievements.
deˈserving adjective
(negative undeserving).
1. worthy or suitable (to be given charity etc). I only give money to deserving causes.
2. (with of) worthy of. He is deserving of better treatment than this.

deserve

يَسْتَحِقُ zasloužit (si) fortjene verdienen δικαιούμαι merecer, merecerse ansaita mériter zaslužiti meritare ・・・に値する 받을 만하다 verdienen fortjene zasłużyć merecer заслуживать förtjäna สมควรได้รับ hak etmek xứng đáng 应得
References in classic literature ?
So they agreed to stop complaining, to enjoy the blessings already possessed, and try to deserve them, lest they should be taken away entirely, instead of increased, and I believe they were never disappointed or sorry that they took the old woman's advice.
I am glad, chere amie, to know that you have finally overcome your dislike for him; truly he did not deserve it.
well dost thou deserve thy treacherous name," cried Cora, in an ungovernable burst of filial indignation.
If any one part of their proceedings can be said to deserve less blame than another, it was the singular indiscrimination with which they persecuted, not merely the poor and aged, as in former judicial massacres, but people of all ranks; their own equals, brethren, and wives.
Never did any woman better deserve her name, which was Charity --Aunt Charity, as everybody called her.
If you ever do get rich," said Governor Gray, looking over his shoulder across the top of his cab, "you'll deserve it, Jerry, and you won't find a curse come with your wealth.
They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury, as the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.
Cousin Augustine," said Miss Ophelia, seriously, and laying down her knitting-work, "I suppose I deserve that you should reprove my short-comings.
The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.
When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them--as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon--I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.
They do deserve more credit than any other breed of men, yes, that is true; and they are among the very first to find it out, too.
He believed we do not have to go there unless we deserve it.