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de-, 向下，强调。serve, 服务。原指服务所应得的报酬，后词义通用化。
- deserve:  Latin dēservīre meant ‘serve well or enthusiastically’ (it was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix dē- and servīre ‘serve’). Hence in late Latin it came to mean ‘become entitled to because of meritorious service’, a sense which passed via Old French deservir into English. The more general modern English ‘be worthy of’ developed in the 15th century.
- deserve (v.)
- early 13c., from Old French deservir (Modern French desservir) "deserve, be worthy of, earn, merit," from Latin deservire "serve well," from de- "completely" (see de-) + servire "to serve" (see serve). From "be entitled to because of good service" (a sense found in Late Latin), meaning generalized c. 1300 to "be worthy of." Related: Deserved; deserving.
- 1. He does deserve some good luck after so much wretchedness.
- 2. His children's books are classics that deserve to be much better known.
- 3. Clare did not deserve the vilification she had been subjected to.
- 4. Those who seek to grab power through violence deserve punishment.
- 5. I would deserve to be pitied if I couldn't occupy myself.
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