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qualify

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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

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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

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3 to give a right to
  • this coupon qualifies the bearer for an extra 15% off the discounted price

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4 to give official or legal power to
  • passing the state bar exam will qualify you to practice law

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The first known use of qualify was in 1533

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“Qualify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/qualify. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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