An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. worthy
El actor fue merecedor de un premio a su trayectoria.The actor was worthy of a lifetime achievement award.
b. deserving
Estoy convencido de que el proyecto de Julia es merecedor de nuestro apoyo.I'm convinced that Julia's project is deserving of our support.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
merecedor deworthy of
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deserving; worthy;de of
es merecedor de aplauso it is to be applauded; merecedor de confianza trustworthy; merecedor de crédito solvent; hacerse merecedor de algo to earn sth
se ha hecho merecedor de una sanción de 50.000 pesetas ha de mostrar arrepentimiento para hacerse merecedor de nuestro perdón se ha hecho merecedor de la consideración de sus otros compañeros
ser merecedor de algo to deserve sth; be deserving of sth
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