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merit

US [ˈmerɪt]
UK ['merɪt]
  • n.价值;优点;功绩;美德
  • v.值得;应得
  • Web长处;功劳;优异
Plural Form:merits  Present Participle:meriting  Past Tense:merited  
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n.
1.
[u]
优点;美德;价值the quality of being good and of deserving praise, reward or admiration
a work of outstanding artistic merit
具有杰出艺术价值的作品
The plan is entirely without merit.
这个计划毫无价值。
I want to get the job on merit .
我要凭才能得到这份工作。
2.
[c][usupl]
值得赞扬(或奖励、钦佩)的特点;功绩;长处a good feature that deserves praise, reward or admiration
We will consider each case on its (own) merits(= without considering any other issues, feelings, etc.) .
我们将根据每件事情本身的情况来考虑。
They weighed up the relative merits of the four candidates.
他们对四名候选人各自的优点作了比较。
3.
[c]
(学校考试或作业的)良好a mark/grade in an exam or for a piece of work at school or university which is excellent
4.
[c]
(在校操行好而获得的)良好a mark/grade given as a reward for good behaviour at school
v.
1.
~ (doing) sth
应得;值得to do sth to deserve praise, attention, etc.
He claims that their success was not merited.
他声称他们不应该获得成功。
The case does not merit further investigation.
这个案子不值得进一步调查。

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