Definition of Qualify in English :

Define Qualify in English

Qualify meaning in English

Meaning of Qualify in English

Pronunciation of Qualify in English

Qualify pronunciation in English

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1. measure up, qualify

prove capable or fit; meet requirements

2. qualify

pronounce fit or able

Example Sentences:
'She was qualified to run the marathon'
'They nurses were qualified to administer the injections'

3. qualify, restrict

make more specific

Example Sentences:
'qualify these remarks'

4. dispose, qualify

make fit or prepared

Example Sentences:
'Your education qualifies you for this job'

5. condition, qualify, specify, stipulate

specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

Example Sentences:
'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. characterise, characterize, qualify

describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

Example Sentences:
'You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist'
'This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover'

7. modify, qualify

add a modifier to a constituent

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to provide or be provided with the abilities or attributes necessary for a task, office, duty, etc
his degree qualifies him for the job
he qualifies for the job, but would he do it well?
2. (transitive)
to make less strong, harsh, or violent; moderate or restrict
3. (transitive)
to modify or change the strength or flavour of
4. (transitive) grammar another word for modify (sense 3)
5. (transitive)
to attribute a quality to; characterize
6. (intransitive)
to progress to the final stages of a competition, as by winning preliminary contests

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈqualiˌfied or ˈqualiˌfying
to describe by giving the qualities or characteristics of
to make fit for an office, occupation, exercise of a right, etc.
to make legally capable; give a specific right to; license
to modify; restrict; limit; make less positive
to qualify one's approval
to moderate; soften
to qualify a punishment
to change the strength or flavor of (a liquid, etc.)
7.  Grammar
to limit or modify the meaning of (a word or group of words)
verb intransitive
to be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements

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v. qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing, qual·i·fies
a. To make competent or eligible for an office, position, or task: Your experience qualifies you for this job.
b. To declare competent or capable, as to practice a profession; certify: This diploma qualifies you to teach in public schools.
c. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics: Do the student's ongoing difficulties in class qualify his situation as a medical problem?
a. To modify, limit, or restrict, as by listing exceptions or reservations: I would qualify my praise of his enthusiasm with a warning about rashness.
b. To make less harsh or severe; moderate: I qualified my criticism to avoid offending anyone. See Synonyms at moderate.
3. Grammar To modify the meaning of (a noun, for example).
1. To be or become qualified: The performance qualifies as one of the best I've ever seen.
2. To reach the later stages of a selection process or contest by competing successfully in earlier rounds.

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