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merits

noun
plural of merit

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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merits

verb
present tense third-person singular of merit

Synonyms of merits (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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“Merits.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/merits. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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