verb (used with object), de·served, de·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·served, de·serv·ing.
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Origin of deserve
OTHER WORDS FROM deservede·serv·er, nounpre·de·serve, verb (used with object), pre·de·served, pre·de·serv·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for deserve
As we have done since April, our office will continue to work tirelessly and without distraction to provide the answers that the Prude family and Rochester community deserve.Officials Worked To Deliberately Delay Release Of Daniel Prude Body Cam Footage|mharris|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
How much crap you endure should not be indicative of the love that you deserve.
You may nominate as many organizations or individuals as you feel deserve the recognition.Nominations now open: Search Engine Land Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Search Marketing|Henry Powderly|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
Being ushered out an entire round sooner — in a five-game gentleman’s sweep, and as the favorite — deserves far greater scrutiny.The Bucks Played It Safe And Made The Wrong Kind Of History|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
While I may not have the money to attend fundraising dinners with the Democratic Party’s leaders, I deserve a party—and an economy—that returns as much benefit to me as I provide to it.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street|matthewheimer|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Tavakoli and the scores of other activists, bloggers, journalists and lawyers jailed in Iran deserve our unwavering support.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.
Women deserve to have meaningful roles in the shaping of the future of Afghanistan.
In no way, he said, did Brown deserve to die for what began as petty theft.
They were advised to “try showing a little class” and “[d]ress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
As such it is now presented to the public for whatever meed of praise or censure it is found to deserve.
History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
There is one other department of children's art which clearly does deserve to be studied with some care—their drawing.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for deserve
Derived forms of deservedeserved, adjectivedeservedness (dɪˈzɜːvɪdnɪs), noundeserver, noun
Word Origin for deserve
Idioms and Phrases with deserve
see one good turn deserves another.