Deserve is defined as to be worthy or of qualified for.verb
An example of deserve is for the winner to be entitled to a prize after winning a triathlon.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME deserven < OFr deservir, to deserve < L deservire, to serve diligently < de-, intens. + servire, serve
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verb de·served, de·serv·ing, de·serves verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English deserven, from Old French deservir, from Latin dēservīre, to serve zealously : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + servīre, to serve; see serve.