v. t.1.To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity.
[imp. & p. p. Qualified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Qualifying .]
2.To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound.
- Sir T. Browne.
3.To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition.
4.Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
5.To soothe; to cure; - said of persons.
v. i.1.To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
2.To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
Verb1.qualify - prove capable or fit; meet requirements
Synonyms: measure up
2.qualify - pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
disqualify - declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
3.qualify - make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
Synonyms: restrict
4.qualify - make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
Synonyms: dispose
disqualify, unfit, indispose - make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
5.qualify - specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
6.qualify - describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
7.qualify - add a modifier to a constituent
Synonyms: modify
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Translate Qualify to Spanish, Translate Qualify to German, Translate Qualify to French
Qualibet paena corporalis
Qualified fee
Qualified indorsement
Qualified negative
Qualified property
-- Qualify --
qualifying adjective
Qualitas quae inesse debet
qualitative analysis
quality assurance
Quality binding
quality control
quality of life
quality of service
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