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Qualify Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Qualify?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Qualify: characterise | characterize | condition | dispose | measure up | modify | restrict | specify | stipulate

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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

Qualify In Webster's Dictionary

\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. --Macaulay. 2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate. 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.
\Qual"i*fy\, v. i. 1. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment. 2. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.

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