Was Alan Greenspan right that the Bush-led Republicans "deserved to lose"?
He deserved the money, people say, or, His mother failed him.
We loved Zellweger as Bridget Jones for owning her weight, finding love, and never settling for less than she deserved.
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.