Words Like MERIT

We have put together a list of words that are similar to MERIT.

6 Alternative Words Similar to merit

1 Virtue Noun      Synonym Words Like Virtue
2 Worth Noun      Synonym Words Like Worth
3 Demerit Noun      Antonym Words Like Demerit
4 Be Verb      Synonym Words Like Be
5 Reward Verb-transitive      Synonym Words Like Reward
6 Profit Verb-intransitive      Synonym Words Like Profit

2 examples of merit

1 his teacher gave him ten merits
2 to merit punishment

10 definitions of merit

1 The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
2 The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
3 Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation.
4 To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense.
5 To reward.
6 To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.
7 the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
8 any admirable quality or attribute
9 be worthy or deserving
10 Superior quality or worth; excellence: a proposal of some merit; an ill-advised plan without merit.
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