Definitions for qualifyˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, measure up(verb)

    prove capable or fit; meet requirements

  2. qualify(verb)

    pronounce fit or able

    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

  3. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

  4. qualify, dispose(verb)

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

  5. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    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, characterize, characterise(verb)

    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. modify, qualify(verb)

    add a modifier to a constituent

Wiktionary

  1. qualify(Noun)

    An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.

  2. qualify(Verb)

    To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.

  3. qualify(Verb)

    To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.

  4. qualify(Verb)

    To certify or license someone for something.

  5. qualify(Verb)

    To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.

  6. qualify(Verb)

    To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.

  7. qualify(Verb)

    To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

  8. qualify(Verb)

    To throw and catch each object at least twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualify(verb)

    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

  2. Qualify(verb)

    to give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate

  3. Qualify(verb)

    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. Qualify(verb)

    hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors

  5. Qualify(verb)

    to soothe; to cure; -- said of persons

  6. Qualify(verb)

    to be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment

  7. Qualify(verb)

    to obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Qualify

    kwol′i-fī, v.t. to render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary: (Scots law) to prove, confirm.—v.i. to take the necessary steps to fit one's self for a certain position.—adj. Qual′ifiable.—ns. Qualificā′tion, that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement: (Shak.) pacification; Qual′ificātive, that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement; Qual′ificātor (R.C.), one who prepares ecclesiastical causes for trial.—adj. Qual′ificātory.—p.adj. Qual′ified, fitted: competent: modified: limited.—adv. Qual′ifiedly.—ns. Qual′ifiedness; Qual′ifier.—adj. Qual′ifying.—Property qualification, the holding of a certain amount of property as a condition to the right of suffrage, &c. [Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'qualify' in Verbs Frequency: #568

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jordan Wiens:

    I did not expect to qualify for a full million.

  2. Erin Lantz:

    The people who won't be able to qualify are not in a great spot.

  3. Michelle Segar:

    Many of the things you're already doing qualify as healthy movement.

  4. Josie Ledezma:

    I wrote back and asked what was it that made me not qualify, but never got a response.

  5. Everett Neville:

    We're seeing a lot of patients who either don't qualify or their physicians are not providing (needed) information.

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Translations for qualify

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تأهلArabic
  • рыхтаваць, кваліфікавацьBelarusian
  • kvalifikovatCzech
  • qualifizierenGerman
  • calificarSpanish
  • واجد شرایط شدنPersian
  • pätevöidä, päästä, rajoittaa, kvalifioitua, määritelläFinnish
  • qualifier, caractériser, se qualifier, définirFrench
  • готовить, квалифицироватьRussian
  • fuzuSwahili

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