disqualify

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verb dis·qual·i·fy \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī\

Definition of disqualify

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions :  make unfit

  3. 2 :  to deprive of a power, right, or privilege

  4. 3 :  to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the rules

Examples of disqualify in a sentence

  1. His poor eyesight disqualified him from becoming a pilot.

1701

First Known Use of disqualify

1701


DISQUALIFY Defined for English Language Learners

disqualify

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verb dis·qual·i·fy \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī\

Definition of disqualify for English Language Learners

  • : to stop or prevent (someone) from doing, having, or being a part of something


DISQUALIFY Defined for Kids

disqualify

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verb dis·qual·i·fy \dis-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī\

Definition of disqualify for Students

disqualified

disqualifying

  1. :  to make or declare not fit to have, do, or take part in <The judges disqualified the runner from the race.>


Law Dictionary

disqualify

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transitive verb dis·qual·i·fy \dis-ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī\

Legal Definition of disqualify

disqualified

disqualifying

  1. 1 :  to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions <a financial interest in the case that disqualified the judge>

  2. 2 :  to deprive of a right or privilege especially after a hearing <misconduct that disqualified the employee from receiving unemployment benefits>



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