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Synonyms for qualify
ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, measure up(verb)

    prove capable or fit; meet requirements

    restrict, dispose, characterise, modify, stipulate, specify, characterize, measure up, condition

    disqualify, indispose, unfit

  2. qualify(verb)

    pronounce fit or able

    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

    restrict, dispose, characterise, modify, stipulate, specify, characterize, measure up, condition

    unfit, disqualify, indispose

  3. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

    stipulate, restrict, cut back, trammel, measure up, confine, bound, modify, restrain, curtail, condition, characterize, specify, limit, characterise, dispose, curb, throttle

    disqualify, unfit, indispose

  4. qualify, dispose(verb)

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

    stipulate, restrict, toss, throw out, cast out, toss out, fling, measure up, modify, cast away, chuck out, condition, characterize, specify, throw away, characterise, incline, cast aside, dispose, put away, toss away, discard

    indispose, disqualify, unfit

  5. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    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"

    particularise, modify, characterize, narrow, fix, characterise, delineate, pin down, dispose, determine, particularize, assign, define, specify, train, intend, nail down, destine, designate, specialize, delimit, specialise, discipline, restrict, measure up, set apart, delimitate, stipulate, limit, set, condition, peg down, narrow down, check

    disqualify, indispose, unfit

  6. qualify, characterize, characterise(verb)

    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

    restrict, dispose, characterise, modify, stipulate, specify, characterize, measure up, condition

    indispose, disqualify, unfit

  7. modify, qualify(verb)

    add a modifier to a constituent

    restrict, change, dispose, characterise, modify, stipulate, specify, characterize, alter, condition, measure up

    unfit, disqualify, indispose


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  2. qualify(verb)

    To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.


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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. qualify(v)

    To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.

    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, modify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. qualify

    fit, prepare, adapt, capacitate, limit, restrict, enable, render capable

    unfit, misprepare, misqualify, disqualify, incapacitate, free, absolve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. qualify(v. a.)

    fit, adapt, capacitate, propose, empower, enable, make fit, make suitable, make capable

  2. qualify(v. a.)

    modify, limit, restrict, restrain

  3. qualify(v. a.)

    soften, abate, diminish, mitigate, ease, assuage, moderate, temper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. qualify(v)

    modify, limit, restrict, condition, fit, prepare, equip, modulate, vary, temper, diminish, moderate, mitigate, assuage, alleviate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "qualify":

    eligible, qualifying, allowable, entitle, permissible

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How to use qualify in a sentence?

  1. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    Right now, this size bag qualifies as a carry-on. It's the size you've seen millions of people rolling around at airports and train stations when you travel, if the policy is adopted, this piece of luggage will no longer qualify as carry-on luggage.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The study of own life is such a challenge; whoever risks and fights to surpass that; consequently, it supports and provides to qualify knowledge. As a fact, it is the knowledge that carries the solution, for all progressive matters of society and its system.

  3. David Rudisha:

    It was important to qualify for the final. The race was n’t easy and I had to push hard to win. But let’s see what happens tomorrow.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mostly religious sectarians bury Islam in the grave of hatred and ignorance; however, reborn of Islam occurs every new Islamic year on the tenth day of the month Moharram, regardless of weather, such practice is for centuries, killing each other for nothing. The majority of the Muslims fail to qualify themselves accordingly as the teachings of the Holy Quran. Unfortunately, Muslims organize and celebrate the sad and happy occasions, but neither learn nor apply it practically upon self.

  5. Steve Adler:

    Based on the conversation we've had last night and today, I don't think Austin and Travis County qualify as a sanctuary city.

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