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meritnoun character, concern, concernment, consideration, credit, desert, deservedness, distinction, excellence, emphasis, good actions, good behavior, goodness, greatness, honor, import, importance, interest, meritoriousness, meritum, note, praiseworthy quality, quality, rectitude, richly deserving, righteousness, self-importance, significance, superiority, uprightness, value, virtue, virtus, worth
Associated concepts: affidavit of merits, dismissal on the merits, merit system
meritverb be deserving, be entitled to, be worthy of, deserve, due, earn, justify, richly deserve
See also: caliber, consequence, credit, earn, grade, importance, probity, quality, rate, recognition, rectitude, right, significance, value, weight, worth