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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. deserveverb


  2. deserveverb

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


  3. deserveverb

    To earn, win.


  4. deserveverb

    To reward, to give in return for service.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. deserve

    merit, earn, justify, win

    forfeit, misdeserve, lose

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 3 votes

  1. deserve, meritverb

    be worthy or deserving

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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. deserveverb

    merit, be worthy of, be entitled to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deserveverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "deserve":

    merit, earn, warrant, merits

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How to use deserve in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

  2. Eric Adams:

    Our cities are being undermined. And we do n’t deserve this. Migrants do n’t deserve this. And people who live in the cities do n’t deserve this, we expect more from our national leaders to address this issue in a real way.

  3. Robert Frost:

    You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.

  4. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.

  5. Jack Benny:

    I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

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