how to pronounce deserve

/dɪˈzɜːv/

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the above transcription of deserve is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

deserve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word deserve occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

deserve is pronounced in two syllables

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dɪzɜːv

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

“… grow I think we all deserve to have the …”

meaning of deserve

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

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