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Definition 1: make fit or prepared - [verb of change]

Samples where qualify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your education qualifies you for this job

Synonyms for qualify in the sense of this definition

(qualify is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of qualify ) qualify for teaching at a university in Europe

"He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"

(... is a kind of qualify ) make capable

"This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem"

Definition 2: add a modifier to a constituent - [verb of change]

Synonyms for qualify in the sense of this definition

(qualify is a kind of ...) 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 belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 3: make more specific - [verb of change]

Samples where qualify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • qualify these remarks

(qualify is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Definition 4: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement - [verb of communication]

Samples where qualify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for qualify in the sense of this definition

(qualify is a kind of ...) enter into a contractual arrangement

(... is a kind of qualify ) 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"

(qualify has a similar meaning as ...) give a guarantee or promise of

"They stipulated to release all the prisoners"

Definition 5: describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of - [verb of communication]

Samples where qualify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for qualify in the sense of this definition

(qualify is a kind of ...) keep in mind for attention or consideration

"Remember the Alamo" "Remember to call your mother every day!" "Think of the starving children in India!"

(... is a kind of qualify ) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

(... is a kind of qualify ) reveal clearly as having a certain character

"His playing stamps him as a Romantic"

Definition 6: pronounce fit or able - [verb of communication]

Samples where qualify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(qualify is a kind of ...) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(... is a kind of qualify ) make legally capable or qualify in law

Definition 7: prove capable or fit; meet requirements - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for qualify in the sense of this definition

(qualify is a kind of ...) 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"

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