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


  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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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. Everett Neville:

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

  5. Robert Natelson:

    That is most likely how the founders saw that and how they meant to communicate it, and obviously Senator Cruz doesn’t qualify.

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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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