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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


3. qualify (change) make more specific

SamplesQualify these remarks.


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.


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


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

Broader (hypernym)add

Domain categorygrammar

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