HyperDic: merit

English > 3 senses of the word merit:
NOUNattributemerit, virtueany admirable quality or attribute
attributemerit, deservingness, meritoriousnessthe quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
VERBstativemerit, deservebe worthy or deserving
merit > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'raht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > merit: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningAny admirable quality or attribute.
Example"work of great merit"
Synonymvirtue
BroaderworthThe quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
Oppositedemerit, faultThe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or falling ... / falling short of perfection / perfection
Spanishmérito, virtud
Catalanmèrit, virtut
English > merit: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance).
Synonymsdeservingness, meritoriousness
Narrowerdesert(usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment
BroaderworthinessThe quality or state of having merit or value
Spanishmerecimiento, mérito
Catalanmereixement, mèrit
Adjectivesmeritoriousdeserving reward or praise
Verbsmeritbe worthy or deserving
English > merit: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe worthy or deserving.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdeserve
Narrowerhave it comingdeserve (either good or bad)
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishmerecer, meritar
Catalanmerèixer, meritar, ser digne de
Adjectivesmeritabledeserving reward or praise
Nounsmeritthe quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

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