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deserve

  

      vb  
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)  
  deserved      adj  
  deservedness      n  
  deserver      n  
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deserve

  
  
be entitled to, be worthy of, earn, gain, justify, merit, procure, rate, warrant, win  

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