US: /ˈmɛɹət/
UK: /mˈɛɹɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

merit /'merit/
  • danh từ
    • giá trị
      • a man of merit: người có giá trị; người có tài
      • to make a merit of: xem như là có giá trị và đáng khen thưởng ca ngợi
    • công, công lao, công trạng
    • ((thường) số nhiều) công tội; (pháp lý) kẽ phải trái
      • to decide a case on its merits: dựa trên lẽ phải trái của chính vụ án mà quyết định
  • ngoại động từ
    • đáng, xứng đáng
      • to merit reward: đáng thưởng

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U] (formal) the quality of being good and of deserving praise, reward or admiration: a work of outstanding artistic merit + The plan is entirely without merit. + I want to get the job on merit. + He was awarded a certificate of merit for his piano playing.
2 [C, usually pl.] 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.). + They weighed up the relative merits of the four candidates.
+ verb (not used in the progressive tenses) (formal) to do sth to deserve praise, attention, etc.Synonym: DESERVE [VN] He claims that their success was not merited. + The case does not merit further investigation. [also V -ing]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 worth, worthiness, value, excellence, quality, virtue, good, goodness:
Philip's plan has a good deal of merit.
2 Often, merits. assets, strong point, advantage, rights and wrongs:
What exactly are the merits of his approach over mine? The case should be tried on its own merits.
3 earn, deserve, warrant, rate, have a right or claim to, be entitled to, be qualified for, be worthy of:
What gave you the idea that you merited any special consideration?

Collocation dictionary


considerable, exceptional, great, outstanding | aesthetic, architectural, artistic, literary
The film has no artistic merit whatsoever.
| relative
We need to consider the relative merits of both makes of cooker.
| individual
Each case should be judged on its individual merits.


have | argue, assess, consider, debate, discuss, judge
We need to assess the merits of both proposals before making our decision.


She received a merit award for outstanding work.


according to ~
Films are given a rating of one to five stars according to merit.
| on ~
Prizes are awarded entirely on merit.


no merit in doing sth
I can see no merit in excluding the child from school.
| order of merit
The winners are ranked in order of merit.


certainly, clearly | hardly
The question hardly merits an answer.

Concise English dictionary

+any admirable quality or attribute
+the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
+be worthy or deserving