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Definition of Merit

Merit

  1. The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
  2. Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
  3. Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
  4. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
  5. To reward.
  6. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.

Merit Quotations

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire

The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.
Mitt Romney

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
William Shakespeare

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel
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Merit Translations

merit in Afrikaans is verdien
merit in Danish is fortjene
merit in Dutch is waard zijn, toekomen, verdienen
merit in Finnish is ansaita
merit in German is Verdienst
merit in Latin is excellentia, promereo, dignitas, promeritum