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Definitions of merit

  1. To earn; be deserving of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To earn: to have a right to claim as reward: to deserve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To earn; deserve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To deserve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To deserve; to earn; to have a right to claim as reward; to have a just title to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To deserve, in a good or bad sense; to have a just title to; to earn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Question at issue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Excellence; worth; the quality or state of deserving; as, treat him according to his merit; deserved reward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Excellence that deserves honor or reward: worth: value: that which is earned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Desert; worth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The state or fact of deserving; desert; worth; excellence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Desert; goodness or excellence, which entitles to honour or reward; worth; value; reward deserved. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Goodness or excellence entitling to honour or reward; value or excellence; that which is earned or deserved; desert. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for merit

  1. I feel that any merit this volume may possess is due to these gentlemen; its faults are all my own. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  2. It certainly can't have been the intellectual merit of the sermon. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
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