ADV. certainly, really, surely You really deserve a medal! | justly, richly, rightly, truly He finally received the recognition that he so richly deserved. | fully, thoroughly This hotel fully deserves its four-star grading. | hardly, scarcely It's true she made a mistake but she hardly deserves to lose her job.
PREP. for She deserves some reward for all her hard work.
PHRASES deserve better His work received only a tiny mention in the journal; he deserves better. | well deserved At last she managed to have a well-deserved rest.