US: /ˈkwɑɫəˌfaɪ/
UK: /kwˈɒlɪfˌa‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

qualify /'kwɔlifai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • cho là, gọi là; định tính chất, định phẩm chất
      • to qualify someone á an ace: cho ai là cừ, cho ai là cô địch
    • làm cho có đủ tư cách, làm cho có đủ khả năng, làm cho có đủ tiêu chuẩn; chuẩn bị đầy đủ điều kiện (để đảm nhiệm một chức vị gì...)
      • to be qualificed for a post: có đủ tư cách đảm nhiệm một chức vụ
      • qualifying examination: kỳ thi sát hạch, kỳ thi tuyển lựa
    • hạn chế, dè dặt; làm nhẹ bớt
      • to qualify a statement: tuyên bố dè dặt
    • pha nước vào (rượu mạnh);(đùa cợt) pha vào rượu (nước lã)
    • (ngôn ngữ học) hạn định
    • nội động từ
      • (+ for) có đủ tư cách, có đủ khả năng, có đủ tiêu chuẩn
      • qua kỳ thi sát hạch, qua kỳ thi tuyển lựa, tuyên thệ (để đảm nhiệm chức vụ gì...)

    Advanced English dictionary

    + verb (qualifies, qualifying, qualified, qualified)
    for job
    1 [V] ~ (as sth) to reach the standard of ability or knowledge needed to do a particular job, for example by completing a course of study or passing exams: How long does it take to qualify? + He qualified as a doctor last year.
    give skills / knowledge
    2 ~ sb (for sth) to give sb the skills and knowledge they need to do sth: [VN] This training course will qualify you for a better job. + [VN to inf] The test qualifies you to drive heavy vehicles.
    have / give right
    3 ~ (sb) (for sth) to have or give sb the right to do sth: [V] If you live in the area, you qualify for a parking permit. + To qualify, you must have lived in this country for at least three years. + [VN] Paying a fee doesn't automatically qualify you for membership.
    for competition
    4 [V] ~ (for sth) to be of a high enough standard to enter a competition; to defeat another person or team in order to enter or continue in a competition: He failed to qualify. + They qualified for the World Cup.
    fit description
    5 ~ (sth) (as sth) to have the right qualities to be described as a particular thing: [V] Do you think this dress qualifies as evening wear? + [VN] It's an old building, but that doesn't qualify it as an ancient monument!
    6 [VN] to add sth to a previous statement to make the meaning less strong or less general: I want to qualify what I said earlier-I didn't mean he couldn't do the job, only that he would need supervision.
    7 [VN] (of a word) to describe another word in a particular way: In 'the open door', 'open' is an adjective qualifying 'door'.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 equip, fit (out), ready, prepare, condition, make eligible; certify:
    His training in the air force qualified him to be a pilot.
    2 be eligible, meet the requirements, be fit or suitable or equipped or ready or prepared, make the grade:
    Sue will qualify as a doctor if she passes just one more exam.
    3 temper, mitigate, modify, moderate, modulate, restrict, limit:
    In light of their later behaviour, I shall have to qualify my recommendation that you accept them as students.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 have/give sb the right to sth




    You will automatically qualify for a pension.


    qualify on the grounds of sth
    people who qualify for the grant on the grounds of disability

    2 for a sports competition


    easily | duly
    South Korea duly qualified for the finals when they beat Italy 6?1.


    fail to


    England failed to qualify for the final.

    3 fit a description




    A three-week course hardly qualifies as sufficient training.

    Concise English dictionary

    qualified|qualifies|qualifying'kwɑlɪfaɪ /'kwɒ-
    +prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    +pronounce fit or able
    +make more specific
    +make fit or prepared
    +specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    +describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    +add a modifier to a constituent