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plural of merit
as in distinctions
a quality that gives something special worth this mystery novel at least has the merit of an original plot

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verb

present tense third-person singular of merit
as in deserves
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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“Merits.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/merits. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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