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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