Merit

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Definition

a merit: an advantage, a quality, a plus
noun
I'd like to be judged on my professional merits and not on my physical appearance.

to merit: to deserve, to warrant, to earn
verb
Your hard work has merited this award.

Examples

  • "As for the fragrance, I'm no expert, but it smells similar enough to merit a closer analysis from our experts."
  • "Although the feedback of the group was positive enough to merit more research, we really shouldn't launch a new line based on such a small, biased trial."
  • "Stay with us after the break, when we'll discuss the merits of toothpaste with a dentist."

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