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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

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

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in.
Bill Gates

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

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