1. merit, virtue, worth

usage: any admirable quality or attribute; "work of great merit"

2. deservingness, merit, meritoriousness, worthiness

usage: the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"


1. deserve, merit, be

usage: be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"

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