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Worth vs. Deserve — What's the Difference?

Worth vs. Deserve — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Worth and Deserve

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Worth

The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable
The worth of higher education.
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Deserve

To be worthy of; merit
She deserves a raise. He deserves to be treated with respect.
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Worth

Material or market value
Stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.
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Deserve

(transitive) To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have.
After playing so well, the team really deserved their win.
After what he did, he deserved to go to prison.
This argument deserves a closer examination.
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Worth

A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means
Ten dollars' worth of natural gas.
Wanted their money's worth.
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Deserve

(obsolete) To earn, win.
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Worth

Wealth; riches
Her net worth.
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Deserve

(obsolete) To reward, to give in return for service.
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Worth

Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit
A person of great worth.
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Deserve

(obsolete) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
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Worth

Equal in value to something specified
Worth its weight in gold.
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Deserve

To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
John Gay deserved to be a favorite.
Encouragement is not held out to things that deserve reprehension.
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Worth

Deserving of; meriting
A proposal not worth consideration.
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Deserve

To serve; to treat; to benefit.
A man that hathSo well deserved me.
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Worth

Having wealth or riches amounting to
A person worth millions.
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Deserve

To be worthy of recompense; - usually with ill or with well.
One man may merit or deserve of another.
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Worth

To befall; betide.
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Deserve

Be worthy or deserving;
You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done
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Worth

Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.
My house now is worth double what I paid for it.
Cleanliness is a virtue worth more than others.
A painting worth thousands.
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Worth

Deserving of.
I think you’ll find my proposal worth your attention.
His friendship is not worth having.
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Worth

Valuable, worthwhile.
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Worth

Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
This job is hardly worth the effort.
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Worth

(countable) Value.
I’ll have a dollar's worth of candy, please.
They have proven their worths as individual fighting men and their worth as a unit.
Stocks having a worth of two million pounds
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Worth

(uncountable) Merit, excellence.
Our new director is a man whose worth is well acknowledged.
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Worth

(uncountable) Wealth, fortune, riches, property, possessions.
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Worth

(uncountable) An amount that could be achieved or produced in a specified time.
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Worth

High social standing, noble rank.
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Worth

To be, become, betide.
Woe worth the man that crosses me.
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Worth

To be; to become; to betide; - now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
I counsel . . . to let the cat worthe.
He worth upon [got upon] his steed gray.
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Worth

Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
It was not worth to make it wise.
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Worth

Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats.
All our doings without charity are nothing worth.
If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me.
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Worth

Deserving of; - in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
To reign is worth ambition, though in hell.
This is life indeed, life worth preserving.
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Worth

Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty hundred crowns.
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Worth

That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
What 's worth in anythingBut so much money as 't will bring?
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Worth

Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
To be of worth, and worthy estimation.
As none but she, who in that court did dwell,Could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
To think how modest worth neglected lies.
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Worth

An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value;
10 dollars worth of gasoline
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Worth

The quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
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Worth

French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)
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Worth

Having sufficient worth;
An idea worth considering
A cause deserving or meriting support
The deserving poor
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Worth

Having a specified value;
Not worth his salt
Worth her weight in gold
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