qualify

  • 1 qualify — qual‧i‧fy [ˈkwɒlfaɪ ǁ ˈkwɑː ] verb qualified PTandPP 1. [intransitive] to gain the qualifications needed for a particular profession etc: qualify as • She recently qualified as a pilot. 2. [intransitive] to have t …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 qualify — qual·i·fy / kwä lə ˌfī/ vb fied, fy·ing vt 1: to limit or modify in some way 2: to make or consider eligible or fit his training and experience qualified him as an expert witness 3: to issue a certificate …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Qualify — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 qualify — [v1] make or become ready, prepared authorize, capacitate, certify, check out, come up to snuff*, commission, condition, cut it*, earn one’s wings*, empower, enable, endow, entitle, equip, fill the bill*, fit, get by*, ground, hack it*, make it* …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 qualify — [kwôl′ə fī΄, kwäl′ə fī΄] vt. qualified, qualifying [Fr qualifier < ML qualificare < L qualis, of what kind (see QUALE) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to describe by giving the qualities or characteristics of 2. to make fit for an office,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 qualify — ► VERB (qualifies, qualified) 1) (often qualify for) meet the necessary standard or conditions to be entitled to or eligible for something. 2) become officially recognized as a practitioner of a profession or activity, typically after study and… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Qualify — Qual i*fy, v. i. 1. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 qualify — (v.) mid 15c., to invest with a quality, from M.L. qualificare attribute a quality to, from L. qualis of what sort (see QUALITY (Cf. quality)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Sense of be fit for a job first appeared 1580s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 qualify — 1 *moderate, temper Analogous words: modify, vary, alter, *change: *adapt, adjust, conform, accommodate, reconcile 2 *characterize, distinguish, mark Analogous words: *ascribe, impute, attribute, assign: pre …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 qualify */*/*/ — UK [ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ] / US [ˈkwɑləˌfaɪ] verb Word forms qualify : present tense I/you/we/they qualify he/she/it qualifies present participle qualifying past tense qualified past participle qualified 1) a) [intransitive] to become a member of a… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 qualify — qual|i|fy [ kwalə,faı ] verb *** ▸ 1 have qualities for something ▸ 2 join profession ▸ 3 reach competition stage ▸ 4 change a statement ▸ 5 in linguistics 1. ) intransitive to have the right qualities or be in the right situation to be… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 qualify — qual|i|fy W3S2 [ˈkwɔlıfaı US ˈkwa: ] v past tense and past participle qualified present participle qualifying third person singular qualifies ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a right)¦ 2¦(pass exam)¦ 3¦(be considered something)¦ 4¦(give somebody… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 qualify — [[t]kwɒ̱lɪfaɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ qualifies, qualifying, qualified 1) VERB When someone qualifies, they pass the examinations that they need to be able to work in a particular profession. But when I d qualified and started teaching it was a different story …

    English dictionary

  • 14 qualify — verb 1 PASS EXAMS (I) to pass an examination or reach the standard of knowledge or skill that you need in order to do something (+ as): Olga recently qualified .as a pilot. | After qualifying, doctors spend at least two years working in hospitals …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 qualify — verb 1 have/give sb the right to sth ADVERB ▪ automatically PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ You will automatically qualify for a pension. 2 for a sports competition ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 qualify — 01. In order to [qualify] for a driver s license in British Columbia, you must be at least 16 years old. 02. Donovan Bailey needs to win this race in order to [qualify] for the men s 100 meters in the Sydney Olympics. 03. She wants the job, but… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 qualify*/ — [ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ] verb 1) [I/T] to become a member of a particular profession after a period of training or study, or to decide that someone can be a member of a particular profession Andrew qualified as a teacher in 1995.[/ex] After qualifying in… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 qualify — v. 1) (D; intr.) to qualify as (she qualified as a teacher of the handicapped) 2) (D; intr.) to qualify for (she qualified for the position) 3) (E) he qualified to teach mathematics 4) (H) what qualifies her to represent us? * * * [ kwɒlɪfaɪ] (E) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 qualify — qualificatory /kwol euh fi keuh tawr ree, tohr ee/, adj. qualifyingly, adv. /kwol euh fuy /, v., qualified, qualifying. v.t. 1. to provide with proper or necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.; make competent: to qualify oneself for a job …

    Universalium

  • 20 qualify — qual•i•fy [[t]ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) to provide with necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.: The training program qualified her for the job[/ex] 2) to make less strong, general, or positive; modify or limit: to qualify an… …

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