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qualifying


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Qualify  \Qual"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Qualified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Qualifying}.]  [F.  qualifier,  LL  qualificare  fr  L. 
  qualis  how  constituted,  as  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See 
  {Quality},  and  {-Fy}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  He  had  qualified  himself  for  municipal  office  by 
  taking  the  oaths  to  the  sovereigns  in  possession. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  give  individual  quality  to  to  modulate;  to  vary;  to 
  regulate. 
 
  It  hath  no  larynx  .  .  .  to  qualify  the  sound.  --Sir 
  T.  Browne. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  Hence  to  soften;  to  abate;  to  diminish;  to  assuage;  to 
  reduce  the  strength  of  as  liquors. 
 
  I  do  not  seek  to  quench  your  love's  hot  fire,  But 
  qualify  the  fire's  extreme  rage.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  soothe;  to  cure;  --  said  of  persons.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  short  space  he  has  them  qualified.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  fit  equip;  prepare;  adapt;  capacitate;  enable; 
  modify;  soften;  restrict;  restrain;  temper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  qualifying 
  adj  :  (grammar)  referring  to  or  qualifying  another  sentence 
  element;  "relative  pronoun";  "relative  clause" 
  n  1:  the  grammatical  relation  that  exists  when  a  word  qualifies 
  the  meaning  of  the  phrase  [syn:  {modification},  {limiting}] 
  2:  success  in  satisfying  a  test  or  requirement;  "his  future 
  depended  on  his  passing  that  test";  "he  got  a  pass  in 
  introductory  chemistry"  [syn:  {passing},  {pass}]  [ant:  {failing}] 




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