verb (used without object)
to be fitted or competent for something.
to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions, taking an oath, etc.
to demonstrate the required ability in an initial or preliminary contest:
He qualified in the trials.
to fire a rifle or pistol on a target range for a score high enough to achieve a rating of marksman, sharpshooter, or expert.
Military. to pass a practical test in gunnery.
to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal power or capacity:
By filing a bond and taking an oath he qualified as executor.
< Medieval Latin quālificāre,
equivalent to Latin quāl
) of what sort + -ificāre -ify
qualificatory [kwol-uh-fi-kuh-tawr-ree, -tohr-ee] /ˈkwɒl ə fɪ kəˌtɔr ri, -ˌtoʊr i/ Show IPA, adjectivequalifyingly, adverbmisqualify, verb, misqualified, misqualifying.nonqualifying, adjectiveoverqualify, verb, overqualified, overqualifying.prequalify, verb, prequalified, prequalifying.requalify, verb, requalified, requalifying.superqualify, verb, superqualified, superqualifying.unqualifying, adjectiveunqualifyingly, adverbunrequalified, adjective
fit, suit, adapt, prepare, equip. 2.
narrow, restrict. See modify
meliorate, soften, temper, reduce, diminish. 5.