|Origin:||qualifier, from Medieval Latin qualificare, from Latin qualis; QUALITY1|
qual‧i‧fy S2 W3 past tense and past participle qualified, present participle qualifying, third person singular qualifies
to have the right to have or do something, or to give someone this right:
have a right[intransitive and transitive]
Free school lunches are given to children who qualify.
You may qualify for unemployment benefit.
qualify somebody/something for something
Membership qualifies you for a discount on purchases.
to pass an examination or finish a course of study that you need in order to do something
I finally qualified as a pilot.
After qualifying, doctors spend at least two years working in hospitals.
to have all the necessary qualities to be considered to be a particular thing
be considered something[intransitive]
It doesn't qualify as a date if you bring your children with you.
if something qualifies you to do something, you have the necessary skills, knowledge, ability etc to do it
give somebody skills/knowledge[transitive]SEBE
qualify somebody for something
Fluency in three languages qualifies her for work in the European Parliament.
qualify somebody to do something
The certificate qualifies you to work as a dental assistant.
to reach the necessary standard to enter or continue in a competition or sports event
She qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic speed skating team.
to add to something that has already been said, in order to limit its effect or meaning:
Could I just qualify that last statement?
if a word or phrase qualifies another word or phrase, it limits or adds to the meaning of it