Translation of "merit" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈmer·ɪt/ us /ˈmer·ɪt/ formal

to be important enough to get attention or punishment

Her crimes were serious enough to merit a prison sentence.
noun uk /ˈmer·ɪt/ us /ˈmer·ɪt/ formal

good qualities that deserve praise

His ideas have merit.
We debated the merits of using tablet computers in the classroom.
Every application has to be judged on its own merits (= judged by considering the qualities of each).

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


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.

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