qualified

adjective
qual·​i·​fied | \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd How to pronounce qualified (audio) \

Definition of qualified

1a : fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose : competent
b : having complied with the specific requirements or precedent conditions (as for an office or employment) : eligible
2 : limited or modified in some way qualified approval

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Other Words from qualified

qualifiedly \ ˈkwä-​lə-​ˌfī(-​ə)d-​lē How to pronounce qualifiedly (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for qualified

Synonyms

able, capable, competent, equal, fit, good, suitable

Antonyms

incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified

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Examples of qualified in a Sentence

She is highly qualified for the job. I'm not qualified to give you advice about what you should do. She gave a qualified yes to the question. The plan was given qualified approval.
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But each qualified family member or business partner gets their own $125,000 cap for each category. Steve Karnowski And Balint Szalai, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In Trump aid package to farmers buckled by trade war, many find ways to skirt caps," 4 July 2019 Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Kids Aren’t Alright," 3 July 2019 But each qualified family member or business partner gets their own $125,000 cap for each category. Washington Post, "Some big farms collect big checks from Trump aid package," 3 July 2019 But each qualified family member or business partner gets their own $125,000 cap for each category. Balint Szalai, Twin Cities, "Big farms find easy ways around Trump trade aid limits," 3 July 2019 Serta: Save up to $200 on Serta iComfort or iComfort Hybrid mattresses and up to $400 on a qualified Serta adjustable foundation through 7/8. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All the best 4th of July sales to shop this week," 3 July 2019 Their attorney, Robert Serio, said the partnerships qualified legally and probably could have qualified for more if not for the caps. CBS News, "Trump farm subsidies: Farmers find ways to boost their payments," 3 July 2019 But each qualified family member or business partner gets their own $125,000 cap for each category. Steve Karnowski, The Denver Post, "Some big farms collect big checks from Trump aid package," 3 July 2019 Back in February, a total of nine Solon students had qualified to advance to the national debate tournament. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "No argument about it: Solon Comet debater helps bring home world championship," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of qualified

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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qualified

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of qualified

: having the necessary skill, experience, or knowledge to do a particular job or activity : having the qualifications to do something
formal : not complete : limited in some way

qualified

adjective
qual·​i·​fied | \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfīd How to pronounce qualified (audio) \

Legal Definition of qualified

1 : fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose or condition
2a : being in compliance or accordance with specific requirements or conditions a qualified voter
b : eligible under applicable requirements for favorable tax treatment (as exemption of funds from taxation until retirement) a qualified pension plan
3 : limited or modified in some way : less than absolute

Other Words from qualified

qualifiedly \ -​ˌfī-​əd-​lē, -​ˌfīd-​lē How to pronounce qualifiedly (audio) \ adverb

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