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QUALIFY (qualified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does qualify mean? 

QUALIFY (verb)
  The verb QUALIFY has 7 senses:

1. prove capable or fit; meet requirements
2. pronounce fit or able
3. make more specific
4. make fit or prepared
5. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
6. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
7. add a modifier to a constituent

  Familiarity information: QUALIFY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUALIFY (verb)


Sense 1qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove capable or fit; meet requirements

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

measure up; qualify

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

answer; do; serve; suffice (be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce fit or able

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

She was qualified to run the marathon / They nurses were qualified to administer the injections

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

judge; label; pronounce (pronounce judgment on)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "qualify"):

capacitate (make legally capable or qualify in law)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Antonym:

disqualify (declare unfit)


Sense 3qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more specific

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

qualify; restrict

Context example:

qualify these remarks

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

modify (make less severe or harsh or extreme)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fit or prepared

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dispose; qualify

Context example:

Your education qualifies you for this job

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

groom; prepare; train (prepare (someone) for a future role or function)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "qualify"):

habilitate (qualify for teaching at a university in Europe)

capacitate (make capable)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Antonym:

disqualify (make unfit or unsuitable)


Sense 5qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

specify; stipulate; condition; qualify

Context examples:

The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life / The contract stipulates the dates of the payments

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

contract; undertake (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "qualify"):

provide (determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 6qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

characterize; characterise; qualify

Context examples:

You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist / This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

remember; think of (keep in mind for attention or consideration)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "qualify"):

differentiate; distinguish; mark (be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense)

stamp (reveal clearly as having a certain character)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 7qualify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add a modifier to a constituent

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

modify; qualify

Hypernyms (to "qualify" is one way to...):

add (make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "qualify"):

decelerate; slow down (reduce the speed of)

accelerate; speed; speed up (cause to move faster)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


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