Definitions for qualifyˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qual•i•fyˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to provide with necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.:

    The training program qualified her for the job.

  2. to make less strong, general, or positive; modify or limit:

    to qualify an endorsement.

  3. to make less violent, severe, or unpleasant; mitigate.

  4. to attribute a quality to; characterize, call, or name:

    I can't qualify his approach as either good or bad.

  5. Gram.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: modify (def. 2). 2

  6. to modify or alter the flavor or strength of.

  7. to certify as legally competent or entitled.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Law

  8. (v.i.)to be fitted or competent for something.

  9. to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions.

  10. to demonstrate the required ability in an initial contest.

  11. to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal authority:

    to qualify as executor.

    Category: Law

Origin of qualify:

1525–35; < ML quālificāre= L quāli(s) of what sort +-ficāre -fy


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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. qualify(verb)ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

    to meet the requirements for

    Her age qualifies her for free medical treatment.; Do my kids qualify for free lunches?

  2. qualifyˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

    to successfully complete training

    He's just qualified as a lawyer.

  3. qualifyˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

    to win and be able to enter a competition

    They hope to qualify for the next round of the contest.


  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

Translations for qualify

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cause to be or to become able or suitable for

A degree in English does not qualify you to teach English; She is too young to qualify for a place in the team.

  • bekwaam maak, kwalifiseerAfrikaans
  • يُؤَهِّلArabic
  • определямBulgarian
  • qualificarPortuguese (BR)
  • kvalifikovat (se)Czech
  • qualifizierenGerman
  • kvalificere; kvalificere sigDanish
  • παρέχω τα προσόντα, δίνω τα απαραίτητα εφόδια, είμαι κατάλληλος για κτ., διαθέτω τα τυπικά προσόνταGreek
  • capacitar, reunir las condicionesSpanish
  • võimeliseks tegema, kõlbulik olemaEstonian
  • سزاوار بودن؛ محق کردنFarsi
  • pätevöidäFinnish
  • qualifierFrench
  • לְהַסמִיךHebrew
  • योग्य होनाHindi
  • kvalificirati se, upastiCroatian
  • vkit vmire képesít, minősít; alkalmasHungarian
  • membuat sesuai, memungkinkanIndonesian
  • gera hæfan, veita réttindiIcelandic
  • qualificare, abilitareItalian
  • 資格を与えるJapanese
  • (…으로서) 적임이다Korean
  • suteikti teisę, būti pasirengusiamLithuanian
  • būt piemērotam; iegūt tiesībasLatvian
  • layakMalay
  • bevoegd maken, in aanmerking komenDutch
  • kvalifisere (seg)Norwegian
  • uprawniać, kwalifikować sięPolish
  • سزاوار بودن؛ محق کردنPersian
  • قيدول، محدودول، ستايل: تعريفول: نرمول، پستول، وړ ګرځول: قانوني حق وركول يالاس ته راوستلPashto
  • qualificarPortuguese
  • a autoriza (să)Romanian
  • обрести право (на что-л.)Russian
  • kvalifikovať (sa)Slovak
  • usposobiti (se)Slovenian
  • kvalifikovatiSerbian
  • kvalificera, göra behörig (berättigad)Swedish
  • เหมาะสมThai
  • yeterlilik kazan(dır)mak, nitelikleri taşı(t)makTurkish
  • 使具有資格Chinese (Trad.)
  • робити правомочнимUkrainian
  • کسی چیز کے لۓ موزوں ہوناUrdu
  • đủ tiêu chuẩnVietnamese
  • 使具有资格Chinese (Simp.)

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