qualifiedqual‧i‧fied /ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd $ ˈkwɑː-/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1SETSEChaving suitableknowledge, experience, or skills, especially for a particular jobwell/suitably/highly qualified 🔊 Dawn is well qualified for her new role.qualified to do something 🔊 The guides are qualified to lead groups into the mountains. 🔊 If you don’t speak German, you’re not qualified to comment.2having passed a professionalexaminationqualified doctor/teacher/accountant etc 🔊 There are qualified instructors on hand to advise you.highly/fully qualified 🔊 a fully qualified nurse 🔊 a professionally qualified social worker 🔊 Are you medically qualified?qualified to do something 🔊 He’s qualified to teach biology at high school level.3LITTLE/NOT VERY[usually before noun]limited in some way → partialqualified approval/support 🔊 The proposal received qualified approval. 🔊 The program was considered a qualified success. 🔊 Is it worth the money? The answer is a qualified yes.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: having suitable knowledge, experience, or skills, especially for a particular jobadverbswell qualifiedAs a former footballer, he is well qualified to talk about the game.highly qualifiedAll the other applicants seemed highly qualified.suitably qualifiedIf we can find a suitably qualified person, we'll start straight away.eminently qualifiedHe is eminently qualified for the role.ideally qualifiedHis former wife is ideally qualified to comment on his character.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: having passed a professional examinationadverbshighly qualifiedThe pilots who fly these planes are highly qualified.suitably/properly qualifiedMake sure that the therapist is properly qualified.fully qualifiedHe was a fully qualified engineer.professionally qualifiedAll our staff are professionally qualified.medically/legally qualifiedDecisions about such measures must rest with medically qualified personnel.newly qualifiedHow much is a newly qualified nurse paid?nounsa qualified doctor/teacher/accountant etcAfter seven years of training, she is now a qualified doctor.