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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.

qualifying

(ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport (of a contest, competition, etc) played in order to decide which person or team will progress to the final stages; preliminary
2. (of a statement) containing extra detail or explanation (which makes a prior statement less strong or less general). See also qualifying exam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.qualifying - the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
restrictiveness - a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
apposition - a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"
2.qualifying - success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
Translations
تَأهيلي
vylučovací
kvalifikations-
úrtöku-/sem veitir òátttökurétt
vylučovací

qualifying

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ
1. (Univ, Sport) [exam, round, game] → eliminatorio; [team, contestant] → clasificado
qualifying heatprueba f clasificatoria
he failed to achieve the qualifying time (Sport) → no consiguió el tiempo mínimo requerido para la clasificación
after a four-month qualifying period he will be able to play in the teamdespués del periodo de cuatro meses estipulado como requisito, podrá formar parte del equipo
2. (Gram) → calificativo

qualifying

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪɪŋ] adj [match, game] → de qualification
qualifying round → éliminatoires fpl qualifying examqualifying exam nexamen m d'entrée

qualifying

adj
adjectiveerläuternd
(Sport) → Qualifikations-; qualifying game or matchQualifikations- or Vorrundenspiel nt; qualifying examinationAuswahlprüfung f; qualifying groupQualifikations- or Vorrundengruppe f

qualifying

[ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adj (Gram) → qualificativo/a; (exam) → di ammissione; (round) → eliminatorio/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
He was immediately qualifying himself to form an opinion, by giving her very proper attention, after the introduction had passed.
His majesty, in another audience, was at the pains to recapitulate the sum of all I had spoken; compared the questions he made with the answers I had given; then taking me into his hands, and stroking me gently, delivered himself in these words, which I shall never forget, nor the manner he spoke them in: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon your country; you have clearly proved, that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator; that laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied, by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
Madame," replied Gondy, bowing, "your majesty is mistaken in qualifying my sincere advice as opposition.
Todd that his principles were so liberal, as, coupled with his practice, they were the means by which he acquired all his knowledge, and by which he was gradually qualifying himself for the duties of his profession.
If the transmigration of souls is a fact, this animal was certainly qualifying most rapidly for a Christian, for her vanity was only second to her love of drink.
All his widowed mother could spare had been spent in qualifying him for his profession.
I suppose he's very clever, but why should clever people be so--I expect he's awfully nice, really," she added, instinctively qualifying what might have seemed an unkind remark.
Instead of qualifying nouns or verbs by the use of adjectives and adverbs, we qualified sounds by intonation, by changes in quantity and pitch, by retarding and by accelerating.
Here he was compelled to violate his instinct of self-preservation, and violate it he did, for he was becoming tame and qualifying himself for civilisation.
I disliked the abstruse studies of my new profession; but I absolutely hated the diurnal slavery of qualifying myself, in a social point of view, for future success in it.
First, of attacking your master, and being within an ace of qualifying yourself to be tried for murder,' interposed Ralph.
The very clearness and brilliancy of his style are often obtained at the expense of real truth; for the force of his sweeping statements and his balanced antitheses often requires much heightening or even distortion of the facts; in making each event and each character stand out in the plainest outline he has often stripped it of its background of qualifying circumstances.