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Definition of Deserve


  1. To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
  2. To serve; to treat; to benefit.
  3. To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well.

Deserve Quotations

I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
Ezra Taft Benson

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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Deserve Translations

deserve in Afrikaans is verdien
deserve in Danish is fortjene
deserve in Dutch is waard zijn, toekomen, verdienen
deserve in Finnish is ansaita
deserve in German is verschiedene, verdienen
deserve in Italian is guadagnare
deserve in Latin is mereo mereor, mereo
deserve in Norwegian is fortjene
deserve in Spanish is merecer, ganar
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