1. [ verb ] prove capable or fit; meet requirements
Synonyms: measure_up
Related terms: suffice qualification qualifier passing
2. [ verb ] pronounce fit or able

"She was qualified to run the marathon" "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

Related terms: disqualify pronounce capacitate qualification
3. [ verb ] make more specific
Synonyms: restrict

"qualify these remarks"

Related terms: modify qualification
4. [ verb ] (education) make fit or prepared
Synonyms: dispose

"Your education qualifies you for this job"

Related terms: disqualify prepare habilitate capacitate quality
5. [ verb ] describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
Synonyms: characterize characterise

"You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist" "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

Related terms: remember distinguish stamp quality quality characterisation
6. [ verb ] specify as a condition
Synonyms: specify stipulate condition

"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"

Related terms: contract provide stipulate condition circumstance qualification specification
7. [ verb ] (grammar) add a modifier to a constituent
Synonyms: modify
Related terms: add accelerate grammar modifier modification