AskDefine | Define qualify

Dictionary Definition

qualify

Verb

1 prove capable or fit; meet requirements [syn: measure up]
2 pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections" [ant: disqualify]
3 make more specific; "qualify these remarks" [syn: restrict]
4 make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job" [syn: dispose] [ant: disqualify]
5 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" [syn: stipulate, condition, specify]
6 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" [syn: characterize, characterise]
7 add a modifier to a constituent [syn: modify] [also: qualified]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. to describe or characterize something by listing its qualities
  2. to make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task
  3. to certify or license someone for something
  4. to modify, limit, restrict or moderate something
  5. to compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

Translations

to describe or characterize something by listing its qualities
to make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task
to certify or license someone for something
to modify, limit, restrict or moderate something
to compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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