Translation of deserve in Spanish:


merecer(se), v.

Pronunciation /dəˈzərv//dɪˈzəːv/

transitive verb

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    (success/praise/criticism) merecer(se)
    I think we deserve a drink creo que (nos) merecemos / nos hemos ganado una copa
    • they deserve each other son tal para cual
    • to deserve to + inf merecer + inf
    • he deserves to win/be punished merece ganar/ser castigado / que lo castiguen
    • No problem, she works hard and she deserves a little bit of quality time to relax.
    • He deserves some reward for all the hard work he puts in and now he just has to be more selfish.
    • If you know of a group which deserves this recognition, make sure you nominate them.
    • Now he has two or three years to really show that he deserves our faith in him.
    • Gemma deserves justice from the community if people can only be brave enough to come forward.
    • It can get too much for her though and those are the times she deserves a hug more than anyone else I know.
    • The vessel does sterling work for the community and deserves recognition for this.
    • The original text for this piece is not mine, but it's so good it deserves reproduction.
    • There will always be debate about who deserves honours, all of it highly subjective.
    • That is the measure of his achievement and for it he deserves our heartfelt praise and thanks.
    • Irate shareholders wondered exactly what he had delivered to deserve such a reward.
    • When an offence deserves a lesser sentence, let that sentence also be passed in open court.
    • If you are to be placed in such a position, you deserve a fair hearing in court.
    • Everyone deserves a second chance, and people like him really do need to be helped.
    • The car was very good and the team did a fantastic job and really deserve a win.
    • There is no quick fix or simple solution and the Executive deserves credit for the start it has made.
    • He has a job where most people will not even know he's part of the staff, he deserves a pat on the back.
    • Tomorrow's shorter distance is a bit of a worry, but he deserves attention all the same.
    • Like him, Alice is very brave and deserves a chance for a bone marrow transplant.
    • This week, it is an honour to be able to praise someone who really deserves it.
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    (investigation/attention) merecer
    (attention/investigation) ser digno de

intransitive verb

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    to deserve well/ill of sb merecer el reconocimiento/la condena de algn
    • they deserved better of us all merecían que los tratáramos mejor