qualify: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kwol'u-fī"), [key]
— v., -fied, -fy•ing.
- to provide with proper or necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.; make competent: to qualify oneself for a job.
- to modify or limit in some way; make less strong or positive: to qualify an endorsement.
- to modify.
- to make less violent, severe, or unpleasant; moderate; mitigate.
- to attribute some quality or qualities to; characterize, call, or name: She cannot qualify his attitude as either rational or irrational.
- to modify or alter the flavor or strength of: He qualified his coffee with a few drops of brandy.
- to certify as legally competent.
- to be fitted or competent for something.
- to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions, taking an oath, etc.
- to demonstrate the required ability in an initial or preliminary contest: He qualified in the trials.
- to fire a rifle or pistol on a target range for a score high enough to achieve a rating of marksman, sharpshooter, or expert.
- to pass a practical test in gunnery.
- to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal power or capacity: By filing a bond and taking an oath he qualified as executor.
- qualify (Thesaurus)