1 tr to be entitled to or worthy of; merit
2 intr; foll by: of
Obsolete to be worthy
(C13: from Old French deservir, from Latin deservire to serve devotedly, from de- + servire to serve)
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be entitled to, be worthy of, earn, gain, justify, merit, procure, rate, warrant, win
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