deserveverb [ T not continuous ]uk /dɪˈzɜːv/ us /dɪˈzɝːv/
- They deserve praise for all their hard work.
- The proposals that you have put forward deserve serious consideration.
- A business as poorly managed as that one doesn't deserve to succeed.
- You should treat those remarks with the contempt that they deserve.
- He was a good strong leader, she said, who deserved his party's unreserved support.
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