- 1(not used in the progressive tenses) merit (doing) something
- 2(formal) to do something to deserve praise, attention, etc. synonym deserve
- 3 He claims that their success was not merited. The case does not merit further investigation.
NAmE//ˈmɛrət//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they merit
he / she / it merits
past simple merited