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Adjective: qualified  'kwó-lu,fId
  1. Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
    - certified
  2. (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. 'man' in 'a tall man')
    - restricted
  3. Contingent on something else
    - dependent
  4. Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office, position or task
    "many qualified applicants for the job"
  5. Limited or restricted; not absolute
    "gave only qualified approval"
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. Specify as 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, 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