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deserving, present participle; deserved, past tense; deserves, 3rd person singular present; deserved, past participle;
  1. Do something or have or show qualities worthy of (reward or punishment)
    • - the referee deserves a pat on the back for his bravery
    • - people who park like that deserve to be towed away

  1. be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"
  2. merited: properly deserved; "a merited success"
  3. (deserving) worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
  4. To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have; To earn, win; To reward, to give in return for service
  5. (deserving) desert, merit or demerit; worthy of reward or praise; meritorious; meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
  6. (deserved) the past tense of "deserve", which means to be worthy of.
  7. If you say that a person or thing deserves something, you mean that they should have it or receive it because of their actions or qualities.