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Merit meaning

merit - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. be worthy or deserving; " You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"
  2. 2. The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
  3. 3. Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
  4. 4. Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
  5. 5. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
  6. 6. To reward.
  7. 7. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.
  8. 8. Desert; worth.
  9. 9. To earn; deserve.

merit - examples of usage

  1. What was there in all this to make any merit of? - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. And his popularity, though gained by much merit, was lost by no greater crime than that of trusting too much to militia. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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