Definitions of qualify

  1. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
  2. 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.
  3. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
  4. To soothe; to cure; - said of persons.
  5. To make fit for any office, occupation, etc.; to moderate; lessen; soften; as, to qualify censure; to limit; modify; alter slightly; as, to qualify a statement.
  6. To render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary.
  7. To render capable or suitable; modify; limit; abate; express the quality of.
  8. To fit for an office or occupation.
  9. To limit or modify; mitigate; restrict.
  10. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
  11. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
  12. To become competent or fit for any office or employment.
  13. prove capable or fit; meet requirements
  14. pronounce fit or able; " She was qualified to run the marathon"; " They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
  15. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; " The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; " The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
  16. 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.
  17. To prepare for entering upon a function, employment, etc.
  18. To make fit; to make capable of any employment or privilege; to abate; to soften; to ease; to modify; to limit; to dilute; to regulate; to vary.
  19. To fit or prepare for anything; to render capable or competent; to soften; to diminish; to ease; to modify or limit, as a statement; to dilute.
  20. Qualifying.
  22. Qualifiable.
  23. Qualified.