What does the word deserve mean?

Usage examples for deserve

  1. " They deserve something for the trouble they had with the load of hay. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. But perhaps I deserve it. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  3. She does not deserve it. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
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