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Another word for merit

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Noun
  1. A level of superiority that is usually high

      1. The diameter of the bore of a firearm, usually shown in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and expressed in writing or print in terms of a decimal fraction:
      2. Degree of worth; quality:
      3. Degree of worth or value of a person or thing; quality or ability
      1. High social position:
      2. Those in a high social position:
      3. Superiority of kind:
      1. Development, growth, or level of attainment, esp. as worthy of esteem
      2. An achieved level; status.
      3. The height of a person, or sometimes an animal, in a natural standing position
      1. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
      2. That which is desirable or worthy of esteem for its own sake; thing or quality having intrinsic worth
      3. (Linguistics) The sound quality of a letter or diphthong.
      1. An example or kind of moral excellence:
      2. A specific moral quality regarded as good or meritorious
      3. (Now Rare) Manly quality; strength, courage, etc.
      1. Wealth; riches:
      2. That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held
      3. The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable:
    See also:

    good

    value

  2. A special feature or quality that confers superiority

      1. A quality or feature that is most effective, gratifying, or telling:
      2. A quality or combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is often associated with properties such as harmony of form or color, proportion, authenticity, and originality.
      3. An outstanding or conspicuous example:
      1. That which makes or keeps distinct; quality, mark, or feature that differentiates
      2. A special quality or accomplishment conferring uniqueness or honor:
      3. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
      1. The state, quality, or condition of excelling; superiority.
      2. A title of honor or respect; more common in the form Excellency.
      3. The fact or condition of excelling; superiority; surpassing goodness, merit, etc.
      1. The act or process of perfecting
      2. A person or thing that is the perfect embodiment of some quality
      3. The quality or condition of being perfect; extreme degree of excellence according to a given standard
      1. A particularly efficacious, good, or beneficial quality; advantage:
      2. An example or kind of moral excellence:
      3. Effective force or power:
    See also:

    good

Verb
  1. To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort

      1. To be worthy
      2. To have a right to because of acts or qualities; be worthy of (reward, punishment, etc.); merit
      3. To be worthy of; merit:
      1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work:
      2. (Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
      3. To get or deserve as a result of something one has done
      1. To come into possession or use of; acquire:
      2. To get as an increase, addition, profit, or advantage
      3. To get by labor; earn
      1. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
      2. To go and bring
      3. To cause to move or leave:
      1. To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
      2. To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get
      3. To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
      1. To regard or consider as having a certain value:
      2. (Informal) To have status, importance, or influence:
      3. (Informal) To merit or deserve:
    See also:

    get

Another word for merit

Noun
  1. Worth

      1. The time allowed for deferred payment:
      2. An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
      3. A source of honor or distinction:
      1. A form of compensation, such as paid vacation time, subsidized health insurance, or a pension, provided to employees in addition to wages or salary as part of an employment arrangement.
      2. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage:
      3. Gain or advantage
      1. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
      2. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
      3. Benefit or profit; gain:
    See also:

    quality

    value

  2. A creditable quality

    See also:

    character

    virtue

Verb
  1. See also:

    deserve