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
Examples from the Web for qualify
Magazines are the only thing in my apartment that qualify as clutter.
We cannot qualify it based on ideological notions or concepts important only at one time in history.
To qualify for special protection, Marmolejos wrote, Doyle would have to have disclosed “substantial” law-breaking by the lab.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda|Center for Public Integrity|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Qualification is exacting, and a majority of the teams that do qualify are from the West.
True, it took America until 1990 to qualify for another World Cup, and it was 64 years before we made it past the first round.
There remained the Bar; and to that he turned his attention, and resolved to qualify himself for it.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
The officers shall serve for one year, or until their successors are elected and qualify.
Did your husband raise with him any necessity on his part to qualify himself for those positions and that high pay?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Still he forbore to qualify his manner, save with a latent smile that further exasperated the girl.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
He is also studying law, in order to qualify himself for some office in the State.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
British Dictionary definitions for qualify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for qualify
Word Origin and History 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.