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deserveverb

 us   /dɪˈzɜrv/
to have earned something or be given something because of your actions or qualities: [T] These charities deserve your support. [+ to infinitive] The American people deserve to know what went wrong. [T] I hope those crooks get what they deserve (= receive a punishment that suits their crime).
Translations of “deserve”
in Arabic يَسْتَحِق…
in Korean -할만 하다…
in Malaysian patut…
in French mériter…
in Turkish haketmek, layık olmak…
in Italian meritare, meritarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 值得, 應得…
in Russian заслуживать…
in Polish zasługiwać na…
in Vietnamese xứng đáng…
in Spanish merecer…
in Portuguese merecer…
in Thai สมควรได้รับ…
in German verdienen…
in Catalan merèixer…
in Japanese ~する価値がある, ~の報いを受けて当然だ…
in Indonesian layak, berhak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 值得, 应得…
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