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 [ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fied /ˈkwɑləˌfaɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having the qualities, accomplishments, skills, knowledge, or credentials one needs for a job, function, position, office, or the like:She's very well qualified for the job.[be + ~ + to +  verb]She's qualified to take over in my absence.
  2. restricted or limited:The launch was only a qualified success.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fied  (kwolə fīd′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or the like.
  2. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
  3. modified, limited, or restricted in some way:a qualified endorsement.
quali•fied′ly, adv. 
quali•fied′ness, n. 
  • qualify + -ed2 1550–60
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged able, capable, competent, fitted.
    unqualified.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fy /ˈkwɑləˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to provide with proper or necessary skills, knowledge, etc.:[+ object]The training program qualified her for the job.
  2. to show that one has the ability for something:[no object]She clearly qualifies for the job.
  3. to demonstrate the required ability in an initial or preliminary contest:[no object]to qualify for a race.
  4. to make less strong, general, or positive;
    modify or limit:[+ object]Suddenly he began to qualify his initial endorsement of her candidacy.
  5. to characterize, label, or briefly evaluate:[+ object (+ as)]I can't qualify his approach as either good or bad.
  6. Grammarmodify (def. 2).

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fy  (kwolə fī′),USA pronunciation v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to provide with proper or necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.; make competent:to qualify oneself for a job.
  2. to modify or limit in some way;
    make less strong or positive:to qualify an endorsement.
  3. [Gram.]to modify.
  4. to make less violent, severe, or unpleasant;
    moderate;
    mitigate.
  5. to attribute some quality or qualities to;
    characterize, call, or name:She cannot qualify his attitude as either rational or irrational.
  6. to modify or alter the flavor or strength of:He qualified his coffee with a few drops of brandy.
  7. [Law.]to certify as legally competent.

v.i. 
  1. to be fitted or competent for something.
  2. to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions, taking an oath, etc.
  3. [Sports.]to demonstrate the required ability in an initial or preliminary contest:He qualified in the trials.
  4. to fire a rifle or pistol on a target range for a score high enough to achieve a rating of marksman, sharpshooter, or expert.
  5. [Mil.]to pass a practical test in gunnery.
  6. [Law.]to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal power or capacity:By filing a bond and taking an oath he qualified as executor.
qual•i•fi•ca•to•ry  (kwolə fi kə tôr′rē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj.  quali•fy′ing•ly, adv. 
  • Medieval Latin quālificāre, equivalent. to Latin quāl(is) of what sort + -ificāre -ify
  • 1525–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fit, suit, adapt, prepare, equip.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged narrow, restrict. See  modify. 
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged meliorate, soften, temper, reduce, diminish.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged designate, label.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

qualified /ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd/ adj
  1. having the abilities, qualities, attributes, etc, necessary to perform a particular job or task
  2. limited, modified, or restricted; not absolute



qualify /ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ/ vb ( -fies, -fying, -fied)
  1. to provide or be provided with the abilities or attributes necessary for a task, office, duty, etc: his degree qualifies him for the job, he qualifies for the job, but would he do it well?
  2. (transitive) to make less strong, harsh, or violent; moderate or restrict
  3. (transitive) to modify or change the strength or flavour of
  4. (transitive)
    another word for modify
  5. (transitive) to attribute a quality to; characterize
  6. (intransitive) to progress to the final stages of a competition, as by winning preliminary contests
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French qualifier, from Medieval Latin quālificāre to characterize, from Latin quālis of what kind + facere to make

ˈqualiˌfiable adj



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Collocations: is a qualified [nurse, doctor, physician, psychologist], a qualified professional in [accountancy, engineering, medicine], [well, poorly, fully, partly, suitably, sufficiently] qualified, more...

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