V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) 1. an admirable quality or attribute; 2. the facts of a case; (v.) to be worthy or deserving of something
Synonyms: (n.) worth, value, advantage, excellence, goodness, virtue, distinction, ability, honor, (v.) warrant, deserve, earn
Antonyms: (n.) fault
Tips: Merit is derived from the Latin meritum, "price, value." If something is merited, it is warranted or deserving of something.
Your comments certainly have merit, and Iíll be sure to incorporate them into the report. (value, worth) noun
Our investment portfolio merits our time and attention since itís so important to our future. (warrants, deserves) verb
There is no merit to this lawsuit, and I'm sure the judge will throw it out. (worth, virtue) noun
My doctor touted the merits of taking a daily multi-vitamin. (advantages, values) noun
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