• Deserve Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
- (v. i.) To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well.
- (v. t.) 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.
• Deservedly Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) According to desert (whether good or evil); justly.
• Deservedness Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Meritoriousness.