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qualify

[ kwol-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞kw蓲l 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), qual路i路fied, qual路i路fy路ing.
verb (used without object), qual路i路fied, qual路i路fy路ing.
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Origin of qualify

1525鈥35; <Medieval Latin qu膩lific膩re, equivalent to Latin qu膩l(is) of what sort + -ific膩re-ify

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2. See modify.

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British Dictionary definitions for qualify

qualify
/ (藞kw蓲l瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to provide or be provided with the abilities or attributes necessary for a task, office, duty, etchis degree qualifies him for the job; he qualifies for the job, but would he do it well?
(tr) to make less strong, harsh, or violent; moderate or restrict
(tr) to modify or change the strength or flavour of
(tr) grammar another word for modify (def. 3)
(tr) to attribute a quality to; characterize
(intr) to progress to the final stages of a competition, as by winning preliminary contests

Derived forms of qualify

qualifiable, adjectivequalificatory (藞kw蓲l瑟f瑟k蓹t蓹r瑟, -藢ke瑟-), adjective

Word Origin for qualify

C16: from Old French qualifier, from Medieval Latin qu膩lific膩re to characterize, from Latin qu膩lis of what kind + facere to make
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