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English verb: qualify

1. qualify (stative) prove capable or fit; meet requirements


Synonymsmeasure up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)answer, do, serve, suffice

2. qualify (communication) pronounce fit or able


SamplesShe was qualified to run the marathon.
They nurses were qualified to administer the injections.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce


Narrower (hyponym)capacitate


Antonymsdisqualify

3. qualify (change) make more specific


SamplesQualify these remarks.


Synonymsrestrict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify

4. qualify (change) make fit or prepared


SamplesYour education qualifies you for this job.


Synonymsdispose


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)groom, prepare, train


Narrower (hyponym)capacitate, habilitate


Antonymsdisqualify, unfit, indispose

5. qualify (communication) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement


SamplesThe will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life.
The contract stipulates the dates of the payments.


Synonymscondition, specify, stipulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)contract, undertake


Narrower (hyponym)provide


Verb groupstipulate

6. qualify (communication) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of


SamplesYou can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist.
This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover.


Synonymscharacterise, characterize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remember, think of


Narrower (hyponym)differentiate, distinguish, mark, stamp

7. qualify (change) add a modifier to a constituent


Synonymsmodify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)add


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