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3 definitions found
 for qualifying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He had qualified himself for municipal office by
              taking the oaths to the sovereigns in possession.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to
        regulate.
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              It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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     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.
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     4. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to
        reduce the strength of, as liquors.
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              I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire,
              But qualify the fire's extreme rage.  --Shak.
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     5. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
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              In short space he has them qualified. --Spenser.
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     Syn: To fit; equip; prepare; adapt; capacitate; enable;
          modify; soften; restrict; restrain; temper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  qualifying
      n 1: the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies
           the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification,
           qualifying, 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,
         qualifying] [ant: failing, flunk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "qualifying":
     altering, assuasive, bounding, extenuating, extenuatory, lenitive,
     limitative, limiting, mitigating, mitigative, mitigatory,
     modificatory, modifying, modulatory, palliative, qualificative,
     qualificatory, restricting, restrictive, softening
  
  

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