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 for disqualify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  disqualify \dis*qual"i*fy\ (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t.
     [imp. & p. p. Disqualified (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]d);
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              My common illness disqualifies me for all
              conversation; I mean my deafness.     --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
              Me are not disqualified by their engagements in
              trade from being received in high society.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
           [syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose] [ant: dispose,
      2: declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because
         she was a professional athlete" [ant: qualify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "disqualify":
     bar, bate, close out, debar, disable, disenable, eliminate, except,
     exclude, incapacitate, invalidate, make impossible, prohibit,
     reject, rule out, suspend, turn away, turn down, unfit

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