English Online Dictionary. What means qualify? What does qualify mean?
Borrowed from Middle French qualifier (“to qualify”). Equivalent to quality + -fy.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑl.ɪ.faɪ/, enPR: kwŏlʹĭ-fī
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ/, enPR: kwŏlʹĭ-fī
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈkwæl.ɪ.faɪ/, enPR: kwălʹĭ-fī
- Hyphenation: qual‧i‧fy
qualify (third-person singular simple present qualifies, present participle qualifying, simple past and past participle qualified)
- To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.
- To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.
- To certify or license someone for something.
- To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.
- (now rare) To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.
- To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage.
- To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
- (juggling) To throw and catch each object at least twice.
- (juggling) An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.