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Definition of Qualify


  1. 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.
  2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
  5. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons.
  6. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
  7. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
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Qualify Translations

qualify in French is qualifient, qualifions, qualifiez
qualify in German is beschreiben, eignen, Eigenschaft, ausbilden
qualify in Norwegian is modifisere, kvalifisere
qualify in Spanish is capacitar
qualify in Swedish is kvalificera