Qualify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwɑːlɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word qualify
Brit.  |ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ|  British pronunciation of the word qualify
- prove capable or fit; meet requirements (syn: measure up)
- pronounce fit or able
- make more specific
- make fit or prepared (syn: dispose)
- specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement (syn: condition, specify, stipulate)
- describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of (syn: characterize)
- add a modifier to a constituent (syn: modify)


His experience qualifies him for the job.

The training will qualify you to sell insurance.

They both qualify for the job.

Did she qualify to receive financial aid?

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

The win qualifies her to compete in the final race.

The certification qualifies you to teach only in this state.

This course qualifies you to be a photographer.

At the end of three years, our son hopes to qualify as a lawyer.

He qualified to teach mathematics.

The team qualified for the finals.

If that boy goes on behaving like that, he'll qualify for severe punishment.

I'd like to qualify your statement.

Qualify this statement, it is too strong.

He qualified coffee with milk.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: qualify
he/she/it: qualifies
present participle: qualifying
past tense: qualified
past participle: qualified
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