Definition of qualify :
1. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
2. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
3. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
4. 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.
5. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
6. 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.
7. To soothe; to cure; - said of persons.
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qualify (part of speech: verb)
- Thompson was subsequently elected Street Commissioner, in place of Baker who failed to qualify, and Fire Warden in place of Dunnavan who was removed. - "The History of Peru", Henry S. Beebe.
- In plain terms, I had a chance of joining in a first- rate transaction, which would give me profit, and position, and everything I wanted, provided I could qualify myself for engaging in it by getting good security beforehand for a very large amount. - "The Queen of Hearts", Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009.
- But they were not to be dissuaded, once having made up their minds to qualify for the altogether. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", Felix Moscheles.