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Definition 1: any admirable quality or attribute - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where merit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • work of great merit

Synonyms for merit in the sense of this definition

(merit is a kind of ...) the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

Definition 2: the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where merit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded

Synonyms for merit in the sense of this definition

(merit is a kind of ...) the quality or state of having merit or value

(... is a kind of merit ) (usually plural) a person's deservingness of or entitlement to reward or punishment

Definition 3: be worthy or deserving - [verb of stative]

Samples where merit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for merit in the sense of this definition

(merit is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of merit ) deserve (either good or bad)

"It's too bad he got fired, but he sure had it coming"

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