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  1. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. prove capable or fit; meet requirements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (grammar) add a modifier to a constituent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make more specific; "qualify these remarks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. add a modifier to a constituent Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To soothe; to cure; - said of persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make fit for any office, occupation, etc.; to moderate; lessen; soften; as, to qualify censure; to limit; modify; alter slightly; as, to qualify a statement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To become competent or fit for any office or employment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Qualified. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Qualifying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. QUALIFIER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To render capable or suitable; modify; limit; abate; express the quality of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To fit for an office or occupation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To limit or modify; mitigate; restrict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To prepare for entering upon a function, employment, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Qualifiable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To make fit; to make capable of any employment or privilege; to abate; to soften; to ease; to modify; to limit; to dilute; to regulate; to vary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To fit or prepare for anything; to render capable or competent; to soften; to diminish; to ease; to modify or limit, as a statement; to dilute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. To make one's self fit or prepared to exercise a right, office, or franchise. To take the steps necessary to prepare one's self for an office or appointment as by taking oath, giving bond, etc. Pub. St. Mass. p. 1294; Archer v. State, 74 Md. 443, 22 Atl. 8, 28 Am. St. Rep. 201; Hale v. Salter, 25 La. Ann. 324; State v. Albert 55 Kan. 154, 40 Pac. 2S0. Also to limit; to modify ; to restrict. Thus, it is said that one section of a statute qualifies auother. Qualitas quae inesse debet, facile prse- sumitur. A quality which ought to form a part is easily presumed. thelawdictionary.org
  31. To soothe; to cure; said of persons. dictgcide_fs
  32. kwol'i-f[=i], v.t. to render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary: (Scots law) to prove, confirm.--v.i. to take the necessary steps to fit one's self for a certain position.--adj. QUAL'IFIABLE.--ns. QUALIFIC[=A]'TION, that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement: (Shak.) pacification; QUAL'IFIC[=A]TIVE, that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement; QUAL'IFIC[=A]TOR (R.C.), one who prepares ecclesiastical causes for trial.--adj. QUAL'IFIC[=A]TORY.--p.adj. QUAL'IFIED, fitted: competent: modified: limited.--adv. QUAL'IFIEDLY.--ns. QUAL'IFIEDNESS; QUAL'IFIER.--adj. QUAL'IFYING.--PROPERTY QUALIFICATION, the holding of a certain amount of property as a condition to the right of suffrage, &c. [Fr.,--Low L. qualific[=a]re--L. qualis, of what sort, fac[)e]re, to make.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Attribute some quality to, describe as, (q. documents as heretical, person as a scoundrel, proposal as iniquitous; adjectives q. nouns); invest or provide with the necessary qualities, make competent, fit, or legally entitled, (for being or doing, to be or do, for post or sphere, or abs.; qualifying examination, to ascertain that candidates are not below a fixed standard, often followed by competitive), (intr.) fulfil some condition, esp. pass examination or take oath, to make oneself eligible (for office, or abs.); modify (statement, opinion), make less absolute or sweeping, subject to reservations or limitation; moderate, mitigate, make less complete or pleasing or un-pleasing; diminish strength or flavour of (spirit &c. with water, also facet. water with spirit). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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