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Wordnet 3.0


1. properly deserved;
- Example: "a merited success"
[syn: merited, deserved]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Merit \Mer"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Merited; p. pr. & vb. n. Meriting.] [F. m['e]riter, L. meritare, v. intens. fr. merere. See Merit, n.] 1. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment. "This kindness merits thanks." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To reward. [R. & Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

merited adj 1: properly deserved; "a merited success" [syn: merited, deserved] [ant: unmerited]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "merited": appropriate, balanced, condign, defensible, deserved, due, earned, entitled, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, fit, good, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, proper, qualified, requisite, right, right and proper, rightful, square, suitable, warrantable, warranted, well-earned, worthy