verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby merit
Origin of merit
OTHER WORDS FROM merit
synonym study for merit
Examples from the Web for merited
And there were enough of them in Soviet times that they merited their own shout-out?The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.|Kevin Bleyer|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever fulsome cliché of brilliance you want to attach to Hoffman is merited.
No word on if this outrageous sum, which Stewart raised for Hurricane Sandy relief, merited a smile from the famously surly star.Eastwood’s Wife Files for Separation; Stewart Charges $500K for Appearance|Culture Team|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We could teach our children that we merited freedom because we let others go free.
If Vargas Llosa had never written a single novel, his nonfiction alone would have merited the Nobel.
It merited, then, the name of “lake;” and by that name the young people already called it.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Be it how it will, I can never believe, that the Manner wherewith he entrusted his Treasures to me, merited any punishment.Mysteries of the Rosie Cross|Anonymous
The stories of his savage mutilation of his Welsh prisoners show that he merited the name of “the Wolf.”Medival Wales|A. G. Little
Monsieur Vigo, though he merited it, I had not room to mention in the last chapter.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
He has merited promotion scores of times by skilful and heroic conduct in as many battles.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
British Dictionary definitions for merited
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Derived forms of meritmerited, adjectivemeritless, adjective
Word Origin for merit
Idioms and Phrases with merited
see on its merits.