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qual·i·fy

 (kwŏl′ə-fī′)
v. qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing, qual·i·fies
v.tr.
1.
a. To make competent or eligible for an office, position, or task: Your experience qualifies you for this job.
b. To declare competent or capable, as to practice a profession; certify: This diploma qualifies you to teach in public schools.
c. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics: Do the student's ongoing difficulties in class qualify his situation as a medical problem?
2.
a. To modify, limit, or restrict, as by listing exceptions or reservations: I would qualify my praise of his enthusiasm with a warning about rashness.
b. To make less harsh or severe; moderate: I qualified my criticism to avoid offending anyone. See Synonyms at moderate.
3. Grammar To modify the meaning of (a noun, for example).
v.intr.
1. To be or become qualified: The performance qualifies as one of the best I've ever seen.
2. To reach the later stages of a selection process or contest by competing successfully in earlier rounds.

[From French qualifier (from Old French) and from Middle English qualifien, to specify the time and place of a document's execution, both from Medieval Latin quālificāre, to attribute a quality to : Latin quālis, of such a kind; see quality + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

qual′i·fi′a·ble adj.

qualify

(ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to provide or be provided with the abilities or attributes necessary for a task, office, duty, etc: his degree qualifies him for the job; he qualifies for the job, but would he do it well?.
2. (tr) to make less strong, harsh, or violent; moderate or restrict
3. (tr) to modify or change the strength or flavour of
4. (Grammar) (tr) grammar another word for modify3
5. (tr) to attribute a quality to; characterize
6. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) to progress to the final stages of a competition, as by winning preliminary contests
[C16: from Old French qualifier, from Medieval Latin quālificāre to characterize, from Latin quālis of what kind + facere to make]
ˈqualiˌfiable adj
qualificatory adj

qual•i•fy

(ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to provide with necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.: The training program qualified her for the job.
2. to make less strong, general, or positive; modify or limit: to qualify an endorsement.
3. to make less violent, severe, or unpleasant; mitigate.
4. to attribute a quality to; characterize, call, or name: I can't qualify his approach as either good or bad.
5. Gram. modify (def. 2).
6. to modify or alter the flavor or strength of.
7. to certify as legally competent or entitled.
v.i.
8. to be fitted or competent for something.
9. to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions.
10. to demonstrate the required ability in an initial contest.
11. to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal authority: to qualify as executor.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin quālificāre= Latin quāli(s) of what sort + -ficāre -fy]
qual′i•fi`a•ble, adj.
qual′i•fi•ca•to`ry (-fɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
qual′i•fy`ing•ly, adv.

qualify


Past participle: qualified
Gerund: qualifying

Imperative
qualify
qualify
Present
I qualify
you qualify
he/she/it qualifies
we qualify
you qualify
they qualify
Preterite
I qualified
you qualified
he/she/it qualified
we qualified
you qualified
they qualified
Present Continuous
I am qualifying
you are qualifying
he/she/it is qualifying
we are qualifying
you are qualifying
they are qualifying
Present Perfect
I have qualified
you have qualified
he/she/it has qualified
we have qualified
you have qualified
they have qualified
Past Continuous
I was qualifying
you were qualifying
he/she/it was qualifying
we were qualifying
you were qualifying
they were qualifying
Past Perfect
I had qualified
you had qualified
he/she/it had qualified
we had qualified
you had qualified
they had qualified
Future
I will qualify
you will qualify
he/she/it will qualify
we will qualify
you will qualify
they will qualify
Future Perfect
I will have qualified
you will have qualified
he/she/it will have qualified
we will have qualified
you will have qualified
they will have qualified
Future Continuous
I will be qualifying
you will be qualifying
he/she/it will be qualifying
we will be qualifying
you will be qualifying
they will be qualifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been qualifying
you have been qualifying
he/she/it has been qualifying
we have been qualifying
you have been qualifying
they have been qualifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been qualifying
you will have been qualifying
he/she/it will have been qualifying
we will have been qualifying
you will have been qualifying
they will have been qualifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been qualifying
you had been qualifying
he/she/it had been qualifying
we had been qualifying
you had been qualifying
they had been qualifying
Conditional
I would qualify
you would qualify
he/she/it would qualify
we would qualify
you would qualify
they would qualify
Past Conditional
I would have qualified
you would have qualified
he/she/it would have qualified
we would have qualified
you would have qualified
they would have qualified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.qualify - prove capable or fitqualify - prove capable or fit; meet requirements
suffice, answer, do, serve - be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
2.qualify - pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
capacitate - make legally capable or qualify in law
disqualify - declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
3.qualify - make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
4.qualify - make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
habilitate - qualify for teaching at a university in Europe; "He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"
capacitate - make capable; "This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem"
groom, train, prepare - educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
disqualify, unfit, indispose - make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
5.qualify - 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"
contract, undertake - enter into a contractual arrangement
stipulate - give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"
provide - determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation; "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
6.qualify - 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"
think of, remember - keep in mind for attention or consideration; "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!"
differentiate, distinguish, mark - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
stamp - reveal clearly as having a certain character; "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
7.qualify - add a modifier to a constituent
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

qualify

verb
1. gain qualifications, pass, graduate, be licensed, make the grade, be authorized, be certified I qualified as a doctor over 30 years ago.
2. certify, equip, empower, train, ground, condition, prepare, fit, commission, ready, permit, sanction, endow, capacitate The course does not qualify you to practise as a therapist.
certify ban, prevent, disqualify, forbid, preclude, debar
3. be described, count, be considered as, be named, be counted, be eligible, be characterized, be designated, be distinguished 13 percent of households qualify as poor.

qualify

verb
1. To give authority to:
2. To make or become less severe or extreme:
Translations
يُؤَهِليُؤَهِّليَتأهَّليَصِفيَكْتَسِب أهْلِيَّه لِ
kvalifikovatkvalifikovat seblíže určit
beskrivebestå eksamenblive færdigkvalificerekvalificere sig
täyttää vaatimukset
kvalificirati
bejutképesít vkit vmireminősíttovábbjut
breyta eîa afmarka merkingugera hæfan, veita réttindikomast áfram í keppniuppfylla kröfur
資格を取る
자격을 갖추다
būti pasirengusiamdiplomuotasgauti… diplomąįgyti specialybękvalifikacija
apzīmētbūt piemērotamiegūt kvalifikācijuiegūt tiesībaspiedalīties kvalifikācijas sacensībās
bližšie určiťkvalifikovať
diplomiratiusposobiti se
kvalificera (sig)
มีคุณสมบัติ
hak kazanmaknitelemeknitelikleri taşı makyeterlilik kazan makelemeyi kazanmak
có đủ trình độ

qualify

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ]
A. VI
1. (= gain qualification) (degree) → terminar la carrera, sacar el título, recibirse (LAm); (professional exams) → obtener la licencia para ejercer (como profesional)
to qualify as an engineersacar el título de ingeniero
2. (= meet criteria)
2.1.
to qualify as sth it may qualify as a medical expensepuede que cuente como gastos médicos
to qualify as disabled, he mustpara ser declarado minusválido, tiene que ...
he hardly qualifies as a poetapenas se le puede calificar de poeta
2.2.
to qualify for sth (= be eligible) → tener derecho a (recibir) algo
she doesn't qualify for a grantno tiene derecho a una beca, no puede optar a una beca
3. (Sport) → clasificarse (for para) she qualified thirdse clasificó en tercer lugar
the winner qualifies for the second roundel ganador se clasifica para la segunda vuelta
B. VT
1. (= give qualifications, knowledge to) to qualify sb to do sthcapacitar a algn para hacer algo
the basic course does not qualify you to practise as a therapistel curso básico no le capacita para ejercer de terapeuta
to qualify sb for sthcapacitar a algn para algo
2. (= make eligible) your age may qualify you for a special discountpuede que tu edad te dé derecho a un descuento especial
that doesn't qualify him to speak on thiseso no le da derecho a hablar sobre esto
3. (= modify) [+ statement] → matizar; (= limit) [+ support, conclusion] → condicionar
I think you should qualify that remarkcreo que deberías matizar ese comentario
4. (= describe)
4.1. (gen) → calificar (as de) some of her statements could be qualified as racistalgunos de sus comentarios se podrían calificar de racistas
4.2. (Gram) → calificar a
the adjective qualifies the nounel adjetivo califica al sustantivo

qualify

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ]
vt
(= make competent) → qualifier
to qualify sb for a job [degree, diploma] → qualifier qn pour un travail
to qualify sb to do sth [degree, diploma] → qualifier qn pour faire qch; [experience, knowledge] → rendre qn apte à faire qch
(= give right to) to qualify sb for sth [+ membership, loan, permit] → donner droit à qn à qch
skills that qualify foreigners for work visas → des compétences qui donnent droit aux étrangers à un permis de travail
(= limit) [+ statement] → apporter des réserves à
(= characterize) → qualifier
(GRAMMAR)qualifier
vi
(earn a degree, a diploma)obtenir son diplôme
to qualify as [+ doctor, teacher, nurse, engineer] → obtenir son diplôme de
She qualified as a teacher last year → Elle a obtenu son diplôme de professeur l'année dernière.
(= be eligible) to qualify for sth [+ membership, permit, pension, leave, loan] → remplir les conditions requises pour qch
(SPORT)se qualifier
Our team didn't qualify → Notre équipe ne s'est pas qualifiée.
to qualify for sth [+ competition] → se qualifier pour qch
England failed to qualify for the next round → L'Angleterre ne s'est pas qualifiée pour le tour suivant.
(= meet the criteria) to qualify as sth → être classé(e) comme qch
13% of American households qualify as poor → 13% des ménages américains sont classés comme pauvres

qualify

vt
(= make competent)qualifizieren; (= make legally entitled)berechtigen, das Recht geben (+dat); to qualify somebody to do something (= entitle)jdn berechtigen, etw zu tun; his experience qualifies him to make these decisionsaufgrund or auf Grund seiner Erfahrung ist er qualifiziert or kompetent, diese Entscheidungen zu treffen; this qualifies him for promotiondadurch kommt er für eine Beförderung in Betracht
(= limit) statement, criticismeinschränken; (= change slightly) opinion, remarkmodifizieren, relativieren
(Gram) → charakterisieren, näher bestimmen; the adjective qualifies the noundas Adjektiv bestimmt das Substantiv näher
(= describe)bezeichnen, klassifizieren
vi
(= acquire degree etc)seine Ausbildung abschließen, sich qualifizieren; to qualify as a lawyer/doctorsein juristisches/medizinisches Staatsexamen machen; to qualify as a teacherdie Lehrbefähigung erhalten; to qualify as an officerdas Offizierspatent erwerben; your salary increases when you qualifySie bekommen nach bestandener Prüfung ein höheres Gehalt
(Sport, in competition) → sich qualifizieren (for für); those who pass the first round of tests qualify for the final interviewsdiejenigen, die die erste Testreihe erfolgreich bearbeiten, kommen in die engere und letzte Auswahl
(= fulfil required conditions)infrage or in Frage kommen (for für); does he qualify for admission to the club?erfüllt er die Bedingungen für die Aufnahme in den Klub?; he hardly qualifies as a poeter kann kaum als Dichter angesehen werden

qualify

[ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ]
1. vt
a. (make competent) → qualificare
his experience in South Africa qualified him to speak on apartheid → la sua esperienza in Sudafrica lo autorizzava a parlare dell'apartheid
b. (modify) → modificare; (support, approval) → porre delle condizioni a
c. (Gram) → qualificare
2. vi (professionally) → abilitarsi, essere abilitato/a; (in competition) → qualificarsi; (be eligible) → avere i requisiti necessari
to qualify as an engineer → diventare un perito tecnico (with degree) → laurearsi in ingegneria
to qualify for a job → avere i requisiti necessari per un lavoro
he hardly qualifies as a major dramatist → non si può certamente definirlo un grande drammaturgo

qualify

(ˈkwolifai) verb
1. to cause to be or to become able or suitable for. A degree in English does not qualify you to teach English; She is too young to qualify for a place in the team.
2. (with as) to show that one is suitable for a profession or job etc, especially by passing a test or examination. I hope to qualify as a doctor.
3. (with for) to allow, or be allowed, to take part in a competition etc, usually by reaching a satisfactory standard in an earlier test or competition. She failed to qualify for the long jump.
4. (of an adjective) to describe, or add to the meaning of. In `red books', the adjective `red' qualifies the noun `books'.
ˌqualifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
1. (the act of gaining) a skill, achievement etc (eg an examination pass) that makes (a person) able or suitable to do a job etc. What qualifications do you need for this job?
2. something that gives a person the right to do something.
3. a limitation to something one has said or written. I think this is an excellent piece of work – with certain qualifications.
ˈqualified adjective
(negative unqualified) having the necessary qualification(s) to do (something). a qualified engineer.
ˈqualifying adjective
in which players, teams etc attempt to qualify for a competition etc. Our team was beaten in the qualifying round.

qualify

يُؤَهِل kvalifikovat (se) opfylde betingelserne qualifizieren διαθέτω προσόντα calificar, cualificar täyttää vaatimukset qualifier kvalificirati qualificare 資格を取る 자격을 갖추다 kwalificeren kvalifisere (seg) zakwalifikować qualificar выполнение экзаменационного испытания kvalificera (sig) มีคุณสมบัติ hak kazanmak có đủ trình độ 具有资格

qualify

v. calificar; capacitar.
References in classic literature ?
He will express a phrase in a word, and he will qualify the meaning of an entire sentence by a syllable; he will even convey different significations by the simplest inflections of the voice.
He seemed to say it was not so simple as that; to be really at a loss how to qualify it.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
And at last, as if resolved to qualify his opinion completely for travelling round to its object, he wound it all up with astonishment at the youth and beauty of her person.
Perfect beauty is a strong expression; but I do not retrace or qualify it: as sweet features as ever the temperate clime of Albion moulded; as pure hues of rose and lily as ever her humid gales and vapoury skies generated and screened, justified, in this instance, the term.
Could you qualify me to take the parlor-maid's place at St.
Micawber's manners peculiarly qualify him for the Banking business.
You have no reason to fear me, Rebecca,'' said the Templar; ``Or if I must so qualify my speech, you have at least now no reason to fear me.
In order to qualify herself as a nurse she read a handbook of physiology, which Mrs.
In choosing persons for all employments, they have more regard to good morals than to great abilities; for, since government is necessary to mankind, they believe, that the common size of human understanding is fitted to some station or other; and that Providence never intended to make the management of public affairs a mystery to be comprehended only by a few persons of sublime genius, of which there seldom are three born in an age: but they suppose truth, justice, temperance, and the like, to be in every man's power; the practice of which virtues, assisted by experience and a good intention, would qualify any man for the service of his country, except where a course of study is required.
The more intelligent adversaries of the new Constitution admit the force of this reasoning; but they qualify their admission by a distinction between what they call INTERNAL and EXTERNAL taxation.
Nothing is more natural nor common than first to use a general phrase, and then to explain and qualify it by a recital of particulars.