Translation of "deserve" - English-Spanish dictionary

deserve

verb uk /dɪˈzɜːv/ us /dɪˈzɜrv/ present participle deserving, past tense and past participle deserved

B1 If you deserve something good or bad, it should happen to you because of the way you have behaved.

merecer
He deserves to be locked up for life.

(Translation of “deserve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

deserve

verb /diˈzəːv/

to have earned as a right by one’s actions; to be worthy of

merecer
He deserves recognition of his achievements.
deserving adjective

(opposite undeserving)

worthy or suitable (to be given charity etc)

meritorio
I only give money to deserving causes.

(with of) worthy of

merecedor, digno de
He is deserving of better treatment than this.

(Translation of “deserve” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)