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Meaning of QUALIFY

Pronunciation:  'kwâlu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  (grammar) add a modifier to a constituent
  2. [v]  make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
  3. [v]  make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
  6. [v]  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"
  7. [v]  prove capable or fit; meet requirements

QUALIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: characterise, characterize, condition, dispose, measure up, modify, restrict, specify, stipulate
 Antonyms: disqualify, disqualify, indispose, unfit
 See Also: add, answer, capacitate, capacitate, contract, differentiate, distinguish, do, groom, habilitate, judge, label, mark, prepare, pronounce, provide, remember, serve, stamp, suffice, think of, train, undertake



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Qual"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Qualified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Qualifying}.] [F. qualifier, LL. qualificare, fr. L.
    qualis how constituted, as + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See
    {Quality}, and {-Fy}.]
    1. 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.
             He had qualified himself for municipal office by
             taking the oaths to the sovereigns in possession.
    2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to
             It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound. --Sir
                                                   T. Browne.
    3. 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. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to
       reduce the strength of, as liquors.
             I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire, But
             qualify the fire's extreme rage.      --Shak.
    5. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
             In short space he has them qualified. --Spenser.
    Syn: To fit; equip; prepare; adapt; capacitate; enable;
         modify; soften; restrict; restrain; temper.
  2. \Qual"i*fy\, v. i.
    1. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or
    2. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or
       complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.