Synonyms: praiseworthy, good, excellent, deserving, having worth, value or merit. I like them, and they are worthy winners”.
The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward. Standard quality level, grade, credit, value, rate.
The quality of being good and deserving praise. The advantages something has compared to something.
If something has merit, it has good or worthwhile qualities. Claim to respect and praise, excellence, and worth.
If you receive a certificate of merit in school, you are being recognized for doing a good job.