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merit

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1 a quality that gives something special worth
  • this mystery novel at least has the merit of an original plot

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2 the relative usefulness or importance of something as judged by specific qualities
  • that idea has some merit, so let's explore it

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merit

verb

Synonyms of merit (Entry 2 of 2)

to be or make worthy of (as a reward or punishment)
  • that selfless act of heroism merited a public ceremony to honor the young swimmer

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The first known use of merit was in the 14th century

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“Merit.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/merit. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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