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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *merescere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

VerbEdit

merecer (first-person singular present indicative mereço, past participle merecido)

  1. to merit; to deserve
    Eles merecem respeito.They deserve respect.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *merescere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

merecer (first-person singular present merezco, first-person singular preterite merecí, past participle merecido)

  1. to deserve
    Mereces mucho más que esto.You deserve a lot more than this.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

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