deserved

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈzɝvd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di zûrvd)

From the verb deserve: (⇒ conjugate)
deserved is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•served /dɪˈzɜrvd/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. being worthy of reward, punishment, etc.:It was a well-deserved victory.
de•serv•ed•ly /diˈzɜrvɪdli/USA pronunciation  adv.: They won the race, and deservedly so.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•served  (di zûrvd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. justly or rightly earned; merited:a deserved increase in salary.
de•serv•ed•ness  (di zûrvd),USA pronunciation n. 
  • deserve + -ed2 1545–55

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•serve /dɪˈzɜrv/USA pronunciation   v. [ not: be + ~-ing], -served, -serv•ing. 
  1. to merit, be worthy of, or have a claim to (reward, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or circumstances: [ + obj]:The teachers deserve a pay raise.[ + to + verb]:A hard worker deserves to succeed.
See -serv-1.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•serve  (di zûrv),USA pronunciation v.,  -served, -serv•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to merit, be qualified for, or have a claim to (reward, assistance, punishment, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or situation:to deserve exile;to deserve charity;a theory that deserves consideration.

v.i. 
  1. to be worthy of, qualified for, or have a claim to reward, punishment, recompense, etc.:to reward him as he deserves; an idea deserving of study.
de•server, n. 
  • Anglo-French, Old French deservir, Latin dēservīre to devote oneself to the service of, equivalent. to dē- de- + servīre to serve
  • Middle English deserven 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rate, warrant, justify.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
deserve /dɪˈzɜːv/ vb
  1. (transitive) to be entitled to or worthy of; merit
  2. (intransitive) followed by of: obsolete to be worthy
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French deservir, from Latin dēservīre to serve devotedly, from de- + servīre to serve

deˈserved adj deservedness /dɪˈzɜːvɪdnɪs/ n
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