Disserved vs Deserved - What's the difference?

disserved | deserved |


As verbs the difference between disserved and deserved

is that disserved is (disserve) while deserved is (deserve).

disserved

English

Verb

(head)
  • (disserve)

  • disserve

    English

    Verb

    (disserv)
  • To treat poorly; to do a disservice to
  • * {{quote-news, year=1988, date=August 12, author=Michael Miner, title=Cop and Writer; Manhandling the Sun-Times, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=They are an excellent group of journalists, and over the last five years the executives manhandling their newspaper have disserved them at every turn. }}

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    deserved

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (deserve)

  • deserve

    English

    Verb

  • 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.
  • *Bible, Job xi. 6
  • *:God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth .
  • *Thackeray
  • *:John Gay deserved to be a favourite.
  • (obsolete) To earn, win.
  • *1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.vii:
  • *:That gentle Lady, whom I loue and serue, / After long suit and weary seruicis, / Did aske me, how I could her loue deserue , / And how she might be sure, that I would neuer swerue.
  • (obsolete) To reward, to give in return for service.
  • *:
  • *:Gramercy saide the kynge / & I lyue sir Lambegus I shal deserue hit / And thenne sir Lambegus armed hym / and rode after as fast as he myghte
  • (obsolete) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
  • *Massinger
  • *:A man that hath / So well deserved me.
  • Synonyms

    * merit * See also

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See

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