Adjective "qualify" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Be entitled to a particular benefit or privilege by fulfilling a necessary condition.
  1. 'The problem with that is that I work two part-time jobs for two different companies, and so I do not qualify for health benefits with either one.'
  2. 'According to Government figures, 40 per cent of the elderly who qualify for cash benefits fail to claim.'
  3. 'She had suffered lymphoedema in her right arm due to the cancer treatment, which left her too weak to operate equipment, but she was told she did not qualify for incapacity benefit.'
  4. 'More families will also qualify for Family Tax Benefit Part B, with a second income earner allowed to bring home more before the benefit is lost.'
  5. 'Members, whose compulsory retiring age is less than 55, qualify for earlier retirement benefits, but may have a reduced range of payment options.'
  6. 'Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the pensioner population will eventually qualify for means-tested benefits.'
  7. 'The fund is aimed at people not covered by insurance and those who do not qualify for benefits.'
  8. 'Impoverished children who receive Medicaid enjoy better health than children from marginally better-off families who do not qualify for the benefit.'
  9. 'Pensions experts also warn you should think carefully before transferring out of an existing scheme because you may qualify for generous benefits.'
  10. 'They could educate young people about abstinence and require teenage mothers to attend school and live at home to qualify for benefits.'
  11. 'England are in danger of failing to qualify'
  12. 'Judging is carried out by three officials who indicate with red or green lights whether the competitor has qualified to the next round.'
  13. 'Best wishes to all our young competitors who qualified for the Munster Final.'
  14. 'Dingle have qualified for the final rounds of the County Intermediate Championship and they will be playing Waterville on Sunday week.'
  15. 'The competition is going right down to the wire this year and there are four competitors still able to qualify and the competition on Saturday will be the decider.'
  16. 'Nikki performed well during the gymnastics portion of these Games and qualified to vault finals.'
  17. 'The two talented locals qualified for the competition finals following their successful participation in the recent Leinster finals in Rathcormac.'
  18. 'The 16 players in each category will be paired in a round robin system with the top eight qualifying for the final round.'
  19. 'Out of 420 entries, 10 brilliant business ideas for expanding a current business or starting up a new company qualified for the final round.'
  20. 'They were both very difficult games overall, but we are still confident as a team that we will make it through to the final Cup qualifying round.'
  21. 'The U - 13 tag rugby team reached the county final playoffs after qualifying in the quarter and semi-final stages.'
  22. 'Being 160 miles away from the main oil refinery and three hours drive from the nearest city, it's safe to say that the County Garage in Campbeltown qualifies as being at the end of the road.'
  23. 'Eventually, it becomes so overwhelming that you feel the need to reveal it to one or two people (yes, despite the fact that this involves sharing the secret, it still qualifies as solitude in my opinion).'
  24. 'This is, of course, a ridiculous contradiction and probably would qualify as a first-class oxymoron.'
  25. 'You might think this qualifies as news, but it appears that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel was the only newspaper in the entire country to cover it.'
  26. 'The Mariinsky qualifies as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia and excellence is not just expected but demanded from musicians who share a home with the Kirov Ballet and Kirov Opera.'
  27. 'Seriously, that barely qualifies as food, and yet not only am I not stopping him from putting it in his mouth, I'm photographing the event for posterity.'
  28. 'If our goal is to determine the meaning of place in some metaphysical manner, to nail down just what it is we are talking about before we go out and ask what qualifies as a place, we will be frustrated.'
  29. 'With respect to compelled speech, the court found that recruiting qualifies as expression and that the schools disagree vehemently with the content of the military recruiters' speech.'
  30. 'What qualifies as ‘real penetrating human drama’?'
  31. 'She is at least in her mid-fifties (says she qualifies as a senior citizen) and she has some medical background training and worked doing in-home care.'
Become officially recognized as a practitioner of a particular profession or activity, typically by undertaking a course and passing examinations.
  1. 'I've only just qualified'
  2. 'Sadly, many students, once qualified as professionals, turn to the burgeoning tourist trade in order to maintain a better standard of living.'
  3. 'In due course you will probably all qualify as psychoanalysts, but whether some or all of you will ever become psychoanalysts is quite another matter.'
  4. 'With ten years as a paramedic with Cumbria Ambulance Service already under her belt, Mrs Seddon undertook a three-year BSc degree to qualify as an emergency care practitioner.'
  5. 'Forty-eight nursing assistants now are taking classes at the Kane centers to eventually qualify as higher-paid licensed practical nurses.'
  6. 'This establishment provided training to be an engineer and Jordan, like many other French mathematicians of his time, qualified as an engineer and took up that profession.'
  7. 'He was offered a coveted place and following a correspondence course in the evening, qualified as a dispensing optician and began working at the branch in Hamilton.'
  8. 'Although a well established touring professional for more than a decade, John still has to qualify as a club professional and recently completed his first year's examinations.'
  9. 'It is clear that she has made a mockery of the oath she undertook when she qualified as a doctor to put the needs of her patients - in this case all those living with AIDS - first.'
  10. 'He also took his examinations to qualify as a teacher of mathematics and physics and, in 1872, he began teaching mathematics at a school in Weissenburg, Bavaria.'
  11. 'While with the fire service in Mayo she completed a two-week basic fire-fighting course and then a breathing apparatus course to qualify as a fire fighter.'
  12. 'It was an invaluable experience, though, and he passed a coaching course that qualifies him to manage a fourth division side.'
  13. 'We are having trouble attracting qualified new members to the profession and more experienced teachers are leaving as soon a possible.'
  14. 'There are few qualified teachers or other professionals who are able to work on a semi-voluntary basis.'
  15. 'But the issue was quite clear: it was whether those people were qualified to practise, not a matter of how long it had taken them to get there.'
  16. 'The skippers and mates are professionally qualified yachtsmen and women but the others, volunteers from across Defence, have often never stepped onto a yacht before.'
  17. 'Though your graduation certificate won't qualify you as a professional guide, it will certainly look impressive on the wall of your den back home.'
  18. 'Ms. Feldman did not complete her course to qualify her as a cosmetics advisor until November, 1997.'
  19. 'Advice workers carry out difficult and demanding work for pay most professionally qualified people would reject out of hand.'
  20. 'We regularly undertake surveys of newly qualified doctors, to establish their career choices and progression.'
  21. 'In addition, Advanced Placement course credits qualified him for sophomore standing in his first year in college.'
  22. 'I'm not qualified to write on the subject'
  23. 'I'm not sure that my knowledge of economic theories qualifies me to judge his arguments, but it does make for some food for thought.'
  24. 'I am not qualified to write any critique of this book.'
  25. 'After this trial by fire you had acquired a lot of knowledge and experience that qualified you to treat patients.'
  26. 'On this latter subject he is well qualified to comment.'
  27. 'The Post Leaving Certificate training programme is designed to qualify students to work professionally with young children.'
  28. 'I fell short of genius category by a full fifty points, barely enough to qualify me to sharpen their pencils.'
  29. 'After completing the course, students are not qualified to practice on the public but they do have sufficient skills to lay their hands on their nearest and dearest.'
  30. 'Is that enough to qualify her to sit on the Supreme Court?'
  31. 'I'm not sure I'm totally qualified to write about what women want.'
  32. 'After his apprenticeship ended, a young man was qualified to establish himself in his own workshop and become a member of a guild.'
Make (a statement or assertion) less absolute; add reservations to.
  1. 'Had he not died in 1855, before Andersen had written his most stringent tales, he might well have qualified his criticism.'
  2. 'To Barber's credit, he frequently qualifies the overgeneralized statements he makes in one part of his book when he revisits the issues in other parts.'
  3. 'He paused for a few seconds before qualifying his chief complaint.'
  4. 'John signed the management representation letter without qualifying the positive assertions about the company's tax filings and liabilities.'
  5. 'The general gave the order to open fire without qualifying the order.'
  6. 'He qualified his previous statement that there was no reason why the claimants should not have put the roof right by saying that the claimants had no reason to believe that they were at risk of a flood.'
  7. 'I usually qualify my advice by saying I was an MP, not a Chemical Corps officer.'
  8. 'He then qualified his response, saying he wouldn't recognize Rampton ‘if he walked in the door.’'
  9. 'I am sorry, I should qualify the answer that I gave your Honour before.'
  10. 'However, he quickly qualified his comments by advising his council colleagues that his knowledge came from other people rather than from any personal experiences.'
  11. 'his sincere piety, his large heart always qualify his errors'
  12. 'They had to mitigate them, they had to qualify them.'
(of a word or phrase) attribute a quality to (another word, especially a preceding noun).
  1. 'Soon after I find myself in my Russian class, learning that adjectives have to correspond with the nouns they qualify.'
  2. 'With great respect, we accept that depending upon what noun it is qualifying, it will mean quite radically different things.'
  3. 'Secondly, the misconduct is qualified by the word ‘serious’.'
  4. 'I qualify the word ‘disadvantage’ by the adjective ‘special’ - and he explains the purpose.'
  5. 'Misconduct is not defined in the 1999 Act nor is the term qualified by any adjective such as ‘serious’ or ‘gross’.'
  6. 'However the Butterworths edition of the Use Classes Order suggests that those words qualify the whole of the definition.'
  7. 'Attributive genitives are linked to the nouns they qualify by a system of connective particles.'
  8. 'In the context of the Patent, ‘foam’ is qualified by the adjective ‘silicone’ which undoubtedly is a technical word.'
  9. 'the propositions have been qualified as heretical'
  10. '‘Artefacts’ are… histories of prior commensal events and emotional sensory exchanges, and… these very histories… are exchanged at commensal events and… qualify the object as commensal… ’.'

More definitions

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. Grammar. 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 irrati

More examples(as adjective)

"rules can be qualify with charges."

"rules can be qualify for helps."

"people can be qualify in places."

"members can be qualify for experiences."

"members can be qualify by examinations."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘describe in a particular way’): from French qualifier, from medieval Latin qualificare, from Latin qualis ‘of what kind, of such a kind’ (see quality).