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English definition of “deserve”

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 .
(Definition of deserve verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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