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I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
Harold Brodkey

Meaning of "merits" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MERITS

merits  [ˈmɛrɪts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MERITS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Merits is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MERITS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Merit

The term merit constitutes a desirable trait or ability belonging to a person or an object. It may refer to: ▪ Merit ▪ Merit ▪ Meritocracy Merit may also mean: ▪ Merit, an Egyptian woman, wife of Maya ▪ Merit, a band from Syracuse, New York ▪ Merit, a band from Phoenix, Arizona ▪ Merit, a brand of cigarettes made by Altria ▪ Merit, a legal term used in deciding a legal case ▪ Merit Computer Network ▪ Merit pay, term describing performance-related pay ▪ Merit School of Music, music education organization in metropolitan Chicago, United States ▪ Merit, a trading name used by the British toy manufacturer J & L Randall ▪ Merit Medical Systems, a medical device company founded in 1987 and headquartered in Utah, United States ▪ Merit Energy Company, an international energy company ▪ Merit Motion Pictures, a documentary film and television production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ▪ Merit, in number...

Definition of merits in the English dictionary

The definition of merits in the dictionary is the actual and intrinsic rights and wrongs of an issue, esp in a law case, as distinct from extraneous matters and technicalities.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MERITS


Biarritz
ˈbɪərɪts
blitz
blɪts
credits
ˈkrɛdɪts
dates
deɪts
favourites
ˈfeɪvrɪts
fritz
frɪts
grits
ɡrɪts
highlights
ˈhaɪlaɪts
it´s
ɪts
its
ɪts
lights
laɪts
Massachusetts
ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts
minutes
ˈmɪnɪts
nights
naɪts
rates
reɪts
ritz
rɪts
separates
ˈsɛprɪts
spirits
ˈspɪrɪts
spritz
sprɪts
staretz
ˈstɑːrɪts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MERITS

merisis
merism
meristem
meristematic
meristic
meristically
merit
merit list
merit system
merited
meritless
meritocracies
meritocracy
meritocrat
meritocratic
meritorious
meritoriously
meritoriousness
merk

WORDS THAT END LIKE MERITS

animal spirits
ardent spirits
beaux esprits
call it quits
exploits
flow of spirits
health benefits
high spirits
hominy grits
limits
methylated spirits
neutral spirits
on its merits
pits
quits
splits
straits
to be off limits
units
waits

Synonyms and antonyms of merits in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MERITS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «merits» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of merits

Translation of «merits» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MERITS

Find out the translation of merits to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of merits from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «merits» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

优点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

méritos
570 millions of speakers

English

merits
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مزايا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заслуги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

méritos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যথার্থতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fond
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verdienste
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本案
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장점
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manfaat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giá trị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்மைகளுக்காக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुणवत्तेनुसार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

esas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meriti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasługi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заслуги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

merite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλεονεκτήματα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

meriete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

meriter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

meritter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of merits

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MERITS»

The term «merits» is very widely used and occupies the 19.612 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MERITS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «merits» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «merits» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about merits

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10 QUOTES WITH «MERITS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word merits.
1
Riz Ahmed
I think that in an Internet age, content is content. As long as you can stand up on the merits of what you're doing right at that moment and aren't just relying on your success in doing something else, it's all good; people will respect you.
2
Charles Babbage
Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform.
3
Colin Baker
I take every job on its merits.
4
Mikhail Bakunin
I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
5
Ron Barber
On my team, we prioritize merits over politics.
6
Will C. Barnes
Once, no self-respecting puncher considered himself dressed for work until he had his feet inside of a pair of $15 boots made by one of the favorite boot-makers, whose merits they discussed about the camp fires night after night.
7
Ruth Benedict
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
8
Stephen Breyer
Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters - it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him.
9
Harold Brodkey
I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
10
James Buchan
We read too much Shakespeare at school, and view our parliamentary politics as dynastic drama, in which an impatient crown prince frets at his long subordination and begins to scheme for the throne he knows he merits, was promised and has earned.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MERITS»

Discover the use of merits in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to merits and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Merits: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
2
On the Merits: Current Issues in Competition Law and Policy ...
This collection of fifteen essays, already impressive in its range and depth of analysis, represents a considerable testament to the range and depth of Peter Plompen's expertise, his unique contribution to the development of European and ...
Paul Lugard, Leigh Hancher, 2005
3
The Relative Merits and Implications of Inflation Targeting ...
It discusses the implications and relative merits of such a framework for South Africa, and concludes that it would be feasible and desirable for South Africa to adopt explicit inflation targeting.
Gunnar Jonsson, 1999
4
Letters on the comparative merits of the Pennsylvania and ...
The chief object of the writer evidently is, to show that these gentlemen are in error respecting the relative merits of the two systems of discipline, now prevalent in this country. He reverses their judgment ; and in his zeal to convert others to the ...
Massachusetts man, 1836
5
To Vote Or Not to Vote?: The Merits and Limits of Rational ...
In addressing this simple question, André Blais examines the factors that increase or decrease turnout at the aggregate, cross-national level and considers what affects people's decision to vote or to abstain.
André Blais, 2000
6
The Bad Apple
After accidentally killing a teacher with an apple, twelve-year-old Seamus Hinkle is sent to Kilter Academy where, to excel, he must behave badly and pull pranks, but he discovers that there is more to the Academy than meets the eye.
T. R. Burns, 2013
7
Grievance Arbitration: Issues on the Merits in Discipline, ...
To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
Arnold Zack, 1989
8
A Critical Investigation of the Merits and Drawbacks of ...
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1,2, University of applied sciences, course: Tourism and Leisure Studies, language: English, abstract: When commencing to plan a study, researchers face the oftentimes ...
Manuel Kaar, 2009
9
The Anointing Exposes the Deeds of the Flesh
This is the beginning of miracles concerning you - just believe!Discovering the anointing on your life; you will realize that it an inheritance given to serve and not to be served.I believe we are at a prophetic crossroad in history to ...
Merits Henry, 2011
10
Relative Merits: A Personal Memoir of the Bandaranaike ...
Gooneratne Records With Some Nostalgia The Eventual Dispersal Of The Bandaranaikes In The Face Of Democratic Politics, Foreign Education, And World-Wide Travel. Condition Good.
Yasmine Gooneratne, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MERITS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term merits is used in the context of the following news items.
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Experts debate the merits of calling student debt a 'crisis'
Experts debate the merits of calling student debt a 'crisis'. By Jillian Berman. Published: July 21, 2015 6:02 a.m. ET. Share. David McNew/Getty Images. Students ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
2
Davies must prove she merits Solheim spot – Koch
ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch has challenged veteran Laura Davies to prove over the next month that she ... «euronews, Jul 15»
3
NC Biotechnology Center merits more state funding, not a cut
Since its creation as the first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative in the country in 1984, the N.C. Biotechnology Center in Research ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
4
College Greek life still has merits
Last week I got a call from a college friend and fraternity brother of mine who works at Monroe News Star with a tip. He was calling to tell me he ... «Vicksburg Post, Jul 15»
5
South Park Kids Triathlon merits meaningful lessons for young athletes
Ryan Dougherty crosses the finish line during the Kids Triathlon held July 18 at the South Park Wave Pool. In its 15th year, the event raises ... «The Almanac, Jul 15»
6
After Israel talks, Pentagon chief says: 'Friends can disagree'
... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the merits of the nuclear agreement with Iran but tried to put a brave face on their sometimes blunt, ... «KFGO, Jul 15»
7
Editorial: Trump's conduct merits public repudiation
A Republican gut check is in order regarding pursuit of the White House. The fact that billionaire Donald Trump ranks at the top in poll ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
8
White House: Congress should judge Iran deal 'on its merits'
White House: Congress should judge Iran deal 'on its merits'. Please enable flash to watch this video. Sorry, this video is not available. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Merits or Connections? The Insider's Guide to Obtain a Medical …
As of now, there are two companies that are considered favorites, based on merits. Yet JP has discovered some revealing facts behind the ... «JP Updates, Jul 15»
10
White House urges Congress to judge Iran deal 'on its merits'
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the Iranian government will be under intense pressure to make sure the sanctions don't return. «Reuters, Jul 15»

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