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Adjective: qualified  'kwó-lu,fId
  1. Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office, position or task
    "many qualified applicants for the job"
  2. Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
    - certified
  3. Contingent on something else
    - dependent
  4. Limited or restricted; not absolute
    "gave only qualified approval"
  5. (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. 'man' in 'a tall man')
    - restricted
Verb: qualify  'kwó-lu,fI
  1. Prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    - measure up
  2. Pronounce fit or able
    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "The nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
  3. Make more specific
    "qualify these remarks"
  4. Make fit or prepared
    "Your education qualifies you for this job";
    - dispose
  5. Make a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    "The will qualifies that she can live in the house for the rest of her life";
    - stipulate, condition, specify
  6. Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    "You can qualify his behaviour as that of an egotist";
    - characterize, characterise [Brit]
  7. (grammar) add a modifier to a constituent
    - modify

See also: competent, conditional, eligible, hedged, limited, measure, modified, registered, weasel-worded, well-qualified

Type of: add, answer, contract, do, groom, judge, label, modify, prepare, pronounce, remember, serve, suffice, think of, train, undertake

Antonym: disqualify, unqualified

Encyclopedia: Qualified