merit, be worthy of, earn, be deserving, earn as due compensation, lay claim to, have the right to, be given one's due, be entitled to, warrant, justify, rate*, have it coming*.
Antonyms fail*, be unworthy, usurp.
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deserve. (n.d.). Retrieved August 17th, 2018, from http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/Deserve
To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort: