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Qualify meaning

qualify - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. add a modifier to a constituent
  2. 2. To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity.
  3. 3. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
  4. 4. To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition.
  5. 5. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
  6. 6. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
  7. 7. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
  8. 8. To soothe; to cure; - said of persons.
  9. 9. To render capable or suitable; modify; limit; abate; express the quality of.

qualify - examples of usage

  1. " At least," she added, as if to qualify her abruptness, " I find it difficult to talk to her." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The hunters stirred the fire, and threw on fresh fuel to qualify the damp of the night air. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Jane agrees to replace dolly's vitals and sew her up to qualify her for this experience. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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