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deserve

[dɪ'zɜːv]

  1. VT merecer

Examples from texts

"I have no wish," his lordship said, "to enter into a quarrel on this our last evening together which we all deserve to enjoy as a happy and triumphant occasion.
– No es mi deseo iniciar una discusión -dijo mi señor- precisamente la última noche que estamos todos juntos, una noche alegre y gloriosa de la que debemos disfrutar.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Do you think you deserve the privilege of going outside?
– ¿Crees que mereces ese privilegio?
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
“If it is a copycat, don’t you think people deserve a warning?”
– Si es un imitador, ¿no crees que la gente debería estar prevenida?
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
"Deserve your dream."
Merece lo que sueñas."
© 2010 Naciones Unidas
© United Nations 2010
Well, this time she deserved the break she was getting.
Pues bien, en aquella ocasión, se merecía el respiro que estaba recibiendo.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Blay’s folks deserved better than this.
Los padres de Blay se merecían algo mejor que eso.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
There is agreement by several organizations that the overall level of risk appears to be small, but that the risk deserves serious attention and follow-up.
Varias organizaciones concuerdan en que el nivel general de riesgo es aparentemente bajo, pero que dicho riesgo merece una atención y seguimiento serios.
He probably deserved this beating.
Seguramente, se merecía aquella paliza.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
No doubt after all she'd been through, she figured she deserved no better than someone who was polluted.
Sin duda después de todo por lo que había pasado, ella creía que no merecía nada mejor que alguien que estaba contaminado.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Most of them, he said, were war criminals who deserved to be strung up in the main square, an image that gave Ingeborg the shivers.
La mayoría de ellos, decía, son criminales de guerra que merecían ser colgados en la vía pública, una imagen que a Ingeborg le causaba escalofríos.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Another issue that deserves our attention is the extension of the arms race into outer space.
Otro tema que merece nuestra atención es la extensión de la carrera de armamentos al espacio ultraterrestre.
© 2010 Naciones Unidas
© United Nations 2010
“I deserved it,” Phury said, wiping off his bloody lip.
—Me lo merecía —dijo Phury, mientras se limpiaba la sangre del labio—.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008

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deserve1/2
dɪ'zɜːvmerecerExamples

to deserve to do sth — merecer hacer algo
he deserves to win — merece ganar
he got what he deserved — se llevó su merecido
it's an area of France that deserves further exploration — es una región de Francia digna de ser explorada más a fondo

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Collocations

well deserved
merecido

Word forms

deserve

verb
Basic forms
Pastdeserved
Imperativedeserve
Present Participle (Participle I)deserving
Past Participle (Participle II)deserved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I deservewe deserve
you deserveyou deserve
he/she/it deservesthey deserve
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am deservingwe are deserving
you are deservingyou are deserving
he/she/it is deservingthey are deserving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have deservedwe have deserved
you have deservedyou have deserved
he/she/it has deservedthey have deserved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been deservingwe have been deserving
you have been deservingyou have been deserving
he/she/it has been deservingthey have been deserving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I deservedwe deserved
you deservedyou deserved
he/she/it deservedthey deserved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was deservingwe were deserving
you were deservingyou were deserving
he/she/it was deservingthey were deserving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had deservedwe had deserved
you had deservedyou had deserved
he/she/it had deservedthey had deserved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been deservingwe had been deserving
you had been deservingyou had been deserving
he/she/it had been deservingthey had been deserving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will deservewe shall/will deserve
you will deserveyou will deserve
he/she/it will deservethey will deserve
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be deservingwe shall/will be deserving
you will be deservingyou will be deserving
he/she/it will be deservingthey will be deserving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have deservedwe shall/will have deserved
you will have deservedyou will have deserved
he/she/it will have deservedthey will have deserved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been deservingwe shall/will have been deserving
you will have been deservingyou will have been deserving
he/she/it will have been deservingthey will have been deserving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would deservewe should/would deserve
you would deserveyou would deserve
he/she/it would deservethey would deserve
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be deservingwe should/would be deserving
you would be deservingyou would be deserving
he/she/it would be deservingthey would be deserving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have deservedwe should/would have deserved
you would have deservedyou would have deserved
he/she/it would have deservedthey would have deserved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been deservingwe should/would have been deserving
you would have been deservingyou would have been deserving
he/she/it would have been deservingthey would have been deserving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am deservedwe are deserved
you are deservedyou are deserved
he/she/it is deservedthey are deserved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being deservedwe are being deserved
you are being deservedyou are being deserved
he/she/it is being deservedthey are being deserved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been deservedwe have been deserved
you have been deservedyou have been deserved
he/she/it has been deservedthey have been deserved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was deservedwe were deserved
you were deservedyou were deserved
he/she/it was deservedthey were deserved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being deservedwe were being deserved
you were being deservedyou were being deserved
he/she/it was being deservedthey were being deserved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been deservedwe had been deserved
you had been deservedyou had been deserved
he/she/it had been deservedthey had been deserved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be deservedwe shall/will be deserved
you will be deservedyou will be deserved
he/she/it will be deservedthey will be deserved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been deservedwe shall/will have been deserved
you will have been deservedyou will have been deserved
he/she/it will have been deservedthey will have been deserved