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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deserve mean? 

DESERVE (verb)
  The verb DESERVE has 1 sense:

1. be worthy or deserving

  Familiarity information: DESERVE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESERVE (verb)

Sense 1deserve [BACK TO TOP]


Be worthy or deserving

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


deserve; merit

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "deserve" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deserve"):

have it coming (deserve (either good or bad))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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