Origin of qualified
Synonyms for qualified
Antonyms for qualified
verb (used with object), qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing.
Origin of qualify
Synonyms for qualify
Examples from the Web for qualified
Contemporary Examples of qualified
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab.
The assistant manager at the A&F store had found Elauf qualified for the position and was apparently going to hire her.
Peters qualified as an “expert” on the M16A1 in 1993 and the .38 revolver in 1995.
He qualified as “sharpshooter” on the M1911A1-45 ACP handgun in 1994.
Historical Examples of qualified
They would certainly be desirable had we one qualified for the task.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
But this time she could get no more than a qualified promise out of me.The Prisoner of Zenda
Circumstances, I should say, qualified Bunyan perfectly well for the work which he had to do.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
This kind of political economy can only be qualified as false and deceitful.The Sexual Question
She had "just loved" them, but he had qualified his admiration.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for qualify
mid-15c., "to invest with a quality," from Middle French qualifier (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin qualificare "attribute a quality to; make of a certain quality," from Latin qualis "of what sort?," correlative pronomial adjective (see quality) + facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to limit, modify" is from 1530s. Sense of "be fit for a job" first appeared 1580s. Related: Qualified; qualifying.