how to pronounce deserve


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deserve is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of deserve in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… don't really feel you deserve it because …”

meaning of deserve

Deserve means to be worthy of, to merit, to be deserving of.

deserve frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word deserve occurs in english on average 29.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deserve can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deserve can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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