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English definition of “deserve”

deserve

verb  /dɪˈzɜrv/ us  
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).
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