Simple Definition of disqualify
: to stop or prevent (someone) from doing, having, or being a part of something
Full Definition of disqualify
1 : to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions : make unfit
2 : to deprive of a power, right, or privilege
3 : to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the rules
Examples of disqualify
His poor eyesight disqualified him from becoming a pilot.
First Known Use of disqualify
Rhymes with disqualify
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DISQUALIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of disqualify
: to make or declare not fit to have, do, or take part in <The judges disqualified the runner from the race.>
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