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Meaning of DISQUALIFY

Pronunciation:  dis'kwâlu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
  2. [v]  declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
 

DISQUALIFY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: indispose, unfit
 
 Antonyms: dispose, qualify, qualify
 
 See Also: alter, change, disbar, judge, label, pronounce, recuse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*qual"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disqualified};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Disqualifying}.]
1. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for
   any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for
   or from before the purpose, state, or act.

         My common illness disqualifies me for all
         conversation; I mean my deafness.     --Swift.

         Me are not disqualified by their engagements in
         trade from being received in high society.
                                               --Southey.

2. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive
   restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a
   conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bar, bate, close out, debar, disable, disenable, eliminate, except, exclude, incapacitate, invalidate, make impossible, prohibit, reject, rule out, suspend, turn away, turn down, unfit
 

 

 

 

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