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mérite

Translation of mérite in English:

nom masculin

  • 1 (vertu permanente)
    (pour un événement ponctuel)
    credit
    un homme de (grand) mérite
    a man of (great) merit
    il a au moins le mérite d'être sincère
    he has the merit of being sincere, but at least he's sincere
    au mérite
    according to merit
    il a eu le mérite de permettre le dialogue entre les deux parties
    it's to his credit that he got the two sides around the negotiating table
    ne me remerciez pas, tout le mérite revient à mon collaborateur
    don't thank me, all the credit should go to my colleague
    avoir du mérite à faire quelque chose
    to deserve credit for doing something
    tu as au moins le mérite d'avoir essayé il n'y a aucun mérite à faire
    there's no merit in doing
    vous n'en avez que plus de mérite
    you deserve all the more credit for it
    il a eu grand mérite à faire
    it was greatly to his credit that he did
    cette voiture n'est pas très belle mais elle a le mérite de rouler/d'exister
    this car isn't very much to look at but at least it goes (anglais britannique) ou runs (anglais américain) /but it's better than nothing
  • 3 (décoration) ordre (national) du Mérite
    (French award for distinguished services in a public or private capacity)
  • 4 (Religion)les mérites
    the good works

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