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deserve

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈzɜːv/
B1 If you deserve something good or bad, it should happen to you because of the way you have behaved: The school deserves praise for the way it has raised standards. [+ to do sth] He deserves to be locked up for life.Deserving and deserved
deservedly adverb The film deservedly won an Oscar.
Translations of “deserve”
in Korean -할만 하다…
in Arabic يَسْتَحِق…
in French mériter…
in Turkish haketmek, layık olmak…
in Italian meritare, meritarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 值得, 應得…
in Russian заслуживать…
in Polish zasługiwać na…
in Spanish merecer…
in Portuguese merecer…
in German verdienen…
in Catalan merèixer…
in Japanese ~する価値がある, ~の報いを受けて当然だ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 值得, 应得…
(Definition of deserve from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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