merecer

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *merescere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

Verb[edit]

merecer (first-person singular present indicative mereço, past participle merecido)

  1. to merit; to deserve
    Eles merecem respeito.
    They deserve respect.

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *merescere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

Verb[edit]

merecer (first-person singular present merezco, first-person singular preterite merecí, past participle merecido)

  1. to deserve
    Mereces mucho más que esto.
    You deserve a lot more than this.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

Related terms[edit]