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 merits
So, the arrival of a foreign journalist in Belgika merits a town meeting.
The government has blocked every opportunity to challenge this case on its merits.
He criticized rather than praised the merits of powerful government, but he did so with unequivocal certainty.
U.S. schools will receive funding and “customers” regardless of their merits (or lack thereof).
I could bring concepts to her and have them considered on their merits.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These explanations rest their credit and their preference on their own merits.
But Brenton, going on his way, was totally oblivious to the doctor's sage counsel as to the merits of deep breathing.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
These conditions apart, however, there is one highly specialised clinical type that merits separate study—viz.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
With all these merits, however, they are not found to be a profitable breed, if kept thorough-bred and unmixed.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry|Robert Jennings
It is of course difficult to arrive at any conclusion on the merits of the case.Disturbed Ireland|Bernard H. Becker
British Dictionary definitions for merits (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for merits (2 of 2)
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Derived forms of meritmerited, adjectivemeritless, adjective
Word Origin for merit
Idioms and Phrases with merits
see on its merits.