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Definition of Qualify

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.

Qualify Quotations

Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
Richard Dawkins

Anything that you can become obsessed with, and you do so much that you don't do the things you need to do with family, friends, school, job - that can be an addiction. And texting absolutely can qualify.
Dale Archer

I'm just an individual who doesn't feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I'm working for me.
David Bowie

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
Paul Tournier

I've always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you're the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you're the fastest. So no one can say you're slow if you're fast and no one can say you're fast if you're slow.
Eric Bana
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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
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