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disqualify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disqualify  \Dis*qual"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disqualified}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disqualifying}.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  the  qualities  or  properties  necessary  for 
  any  purpose;  to  render  unfit;  to  incapacitate;  --  with  for 
  or  from  before  the  purpose,  state,  or  act 
 
  My  common  illness  disqualifies  me  for  all 
  conversation;  I  mean  my  deafness.  --Swift. 
 
  Me  are  not  disqualified  by  their  engagements  in 
  trade  from  being  received  in  high  society. 
  --Southey. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  some  power,  right  or  privilege,  by  positive 
  restriction;  to  disable;  to  debar  legally;  as  a 
  conviction  of  perjury  disqualifies  a  man  to  be  a  witness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disqualify 
  v  1:  make  unfit  or  unsuitable;  "Your  income  disqualifies  you" 
  [syn:  {unfit},  {indispose}]  [ant:  {qualify}] 
  2:  declare  unfit;  "She  was  disqualified  for  the  Olympics 
  because  she  was  a  professional  athlete"  [ant:  {qualify}] 




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