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qualify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of qualify

  1. 1 to limit the meaning of (as a noun) <qualifying the noun “adventure” in the title of your story with a descriptive adjective would make it more attention-grabbing> Synonyms modify Related Words alter, color, distort, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp; narrow Near Antonyms broaden, expand, widen

  2. 2 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function <raising five children has qualified her to be an advice columnist on parenting> Synonyms equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, train Related Words accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor

  3. 3 to give a right to <this coupon qualifies the bearer for an extra 15% off the discounted price> Synonyms authorize, privilege, entitleRelated Words empower, enable, enfranchise, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse); allow, let, permit; accredit, certificate, certify, charter [British], ratify; legitimize, sanction, validate, warrant; reaccredit, reapprove, recertify, recharter, revalidateNear Antonyms disable, disempower, disenfranchise; decertify; disallow, forbid, proscribe; delegitimize, invalidate, nullifyAntonyms disqualify

  4. 4 to give official or legal power to <passing the state bar exam will qualify you to practice law> Synonyms accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), authorize, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify




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