Definition for deserve

verb as in be entitled to

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As we have done since April, our office will continue to work tirelessly and without distraction to provide the answers that the Prude family and Rochester community deserve.

How much crap you endure should not be indicative of the love that you deserve.

From Ozy

You may nominate as many organizations or individuals as you feel deserve the recognition.

Being ushered out an entire round sooner — in a five-game gentleman’s sweep, and as the favorite — deserves far greater scrutiny.

While I may not have the money to attend fundraising dinners with the Democratic Party’s leaders, I deserve a party—and an economy—that returns as much benefit to me as I provide to it.

From Fortune

Tavakoli and the scores of other activists, bloggers, journalists and lawyers jailed in Iran deserve our unwavering support.

They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.

Women deserve to have meaningful roles in the shaping of the future of Afghanistan.

In no way, he said, did Brown deserve to die for what began as petty theft.

They were advised to “try showing a little class” and “[d]ress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.

As such it is now presented to the public for whatever meed of praise or censure it is found to deserve.

History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.

Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.

There is one other department of children's art which clearly does deserve to be studied with some care—their drawing.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deserve, such as: earn, gain, get, justify, merit, and warrant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.