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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

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
Muhammad Yunus

A lot of the changes are so gradual that they don't even qualify as news, or even as interesting: they're so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it's the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic 'newsworthy' events.
Robert D. Kaplan

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

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
Dick Gregory
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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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