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Adjective: deserving  di'zur-ving
  1. (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way
    "the deserving poor"; "a deserving cause";
    - worth
Verb: deserve  di'zurv
  1. Be worthy of or entitled to, e.g. because of hard work or skills demonstrated
    "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done";
    - merit

See also: worthy

Type of: be

Encyclopedia: Deserving