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noun /ˈmerit/
the quality of worth, excellence or praiseworthiness
mérito, merecimiento
He reached his present position through merit.
a good point or quality
His speech at least had the merit of being short.
meritorious /-ˈtoː-/ adjective (formal) deserving reward or praise
a meritorious performance.
Translations of “merit”
in Korean 가치 있는 요소…
in Arabic استِحقاق…
in French mérite…
in Italian merito, valore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 優點, 價值, 功績…
in Russian заслуга, достоинство…
in Turkish erdem, meziyet, fazilet…
in Polish wartość, zaleta…
in Portuguese mérito…
in German der Verdienst, der Wert…
in Catalan mèrit…
in Japanese 長所, 取り得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 优点, 价值, 功绩…
(Definition of merit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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