AskDefine | Define qualified

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1 prove capable or fit; meet requirements [syn: measure up]
2 pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections" [ant: disqualify]
3 make more specific; "qualify these remarks" [syn: restrict]
4 make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job" [syn: dispose] [ant: disqualify]
5 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" [syn: stipulate, condition, specify]
6 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" [syn: characterize, characterise]
7 add a modifier to a constituent [syn: modify] [also: qualified]qualified adj
1 meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job" [ant: unqualified]
2 limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval" [ant: unqualified]
3 holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital" [syn: certified]
4 restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man') [syn: restricted]
5 having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; "justice moderated with mercy" [syn: moderated]
6 contingent on something else [syn: dependent, dependant]
7 legally qualified; "a competent witness"qualified See qualify

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position.
  2. Restricted or limited by conditions.
    Assuming that I have all the information, my qualified opinion is that your plan will work.



meeting requirements
restricted or limited


  1. past of qualify

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