qualify (v.)

  1. prove capable or fit; meet requirements

    [ Syn: measure up ]

  2. pronounce fit or able; She was qualified to run the marathon; They nurses were qualified to administer the injections'

  3. make more specific; qualify these remarks

    [ Syn: restrict ]

  4. make fit or prepared; Your education qualifies you for this job

    [ Syn: dispose ]

  5. 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

    [ Syn: stipulate , condition , specify ]

  6. 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

    [ Syn: characterize , characterise ]

  7. add a modifier to a constituent

    [ Syn: modify ]

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