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Definition of deserve:

  1. To be worthy of recompense; - usually with ill or with well.
  2. 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.
  3. To serve; to treat; to benefit.


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