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qualify

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qualifyqual‧i‧fy /ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ $ ˈkwɑː-/ ●●○ S3 W3 verb (qualified, qualifying, qualifies) 🔊 🔊 1 have a right [intransitive, transitive]SCLRIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TO to have the right to have or do something, or to give someone this right 🔊 Free school lunches are given to children who qualify.qualify for 🔊 You may qualify for unemployment benefit.qualify somebody/something for something 🔊 Membership qualifies you for a discount on purchases.2 pass exam [intransitive]SE to pass an examination or finish a course of study that you need in order to do somethingqualify as 🔊 I finally qualified as a pilot. 🔊 After qualifying, doctors spend at least two years working in hospitals.3 be considered something [intransitive]BE to have all the necessary qualities to be considered to be a particular thingqualify as 🔊 It doesn’t qualify as a date if you bring your children with you.4 give somebody skills/knowledge [transitive]SEBE if something qualifies you to do something, you have the necessary skills, knowledge, ability etc to do itqualify 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.5 sport [intransitive]DS to reach the necessary standard to enter or continue in a competition or sports eventqualify for 🔊 She qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic speed skating team.6 add something [transitive]ADD to add to something that has already been said, in order to limit its effect or meaning 🔊 Could I just qualify that last statement?7 grammar [transitive] if a word or phrase qualifies another word or phrase, it limits or adds to the meaning of itqualifier
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Examples from the Corpus
qualifyShe wanted to improve her English so she could qualify as a translator.But Rowell is qualified for such commentary.He needed to shave 2 { seconds off his best 200 time to have a chance of qualifying for the Olympics.Savers must keep the account open for five years to qualify for the tax breaks.He qualified his statement, saying that "the peace process will take some time."After qualifying, she joined the NatWest Bank as a corporate advisor.After qualifying, stock brokers must work for the company for five years.The purpose of the expedition had to be clarified as all ventures of this sort must qualify under the Scheme's rules.qualify forOnly members of the credit union can qualify for loans.Officials will soon decide how many skaters will qualify for the Olympic team.qualify asThe fees qualify as a Medicaid expense.Fifty hours of flight training is enough to qualify as a pilot.Does photography qualify as an art form?
From Longman Business Dictionaryqualifyqual‧i‧fy /ˈkwɒləfaɪˈkwɑː-/ verb (past tense and past participle qualified)1[intransitive] to gain the qualifications needed for a particular profession etcqualify asShe recently qualified as a pilot.2[intransitive] to have the right to claim somethingqualify forYou may be able to qualify for unemployment benefit.3[transitive] if your knowledge or ability qualifies you to do something, it makes you a suitable person to do itOur three-week course will qualify you to teach English overseas.4[intransitive] to reach a particular stage in the process of competing for the right to do something, for example in a BID (=an occasion when someone offers to buy something, or build or make something)Three multinational groups have qualified to bid for Emetel, the Ecuadorean telephone company.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
qualify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyqualify
he, she, itqualifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyqualified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave qualified
he, she, ithas qualified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad qualified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill qualify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have qualified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam qualifying
he, she, itis qualifying
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you, we, theyare qualifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas qualifying
you, we, theywere qualifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been qualifying
he, she, ithas been qualifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been qualifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be qualifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been qualifying
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