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deserving, present participle; deserved, past tense; deserves, 3rd person singular present; deserved, past participle;
Do something or have or show qualities worthy of (reward or punishment)
- the referee
a pat on the back for his bravery
- people who park like that
to be towed away
be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"
merited: properly deserved; "a merited success"
(deserving) worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have; To earn, win; To reward, to give in return for service
(deserving) desert, merit or demerit; worthy of reward or praise; meritorious; meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
(deserved) the past tense of "deserve", which means to be worthy of.
If you say that a person or thing deserves something, you mean that they should have it or receive it because of their actions or qualities.
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