qualify


qualify
qualify qual‧i‧fy [ˈkwɒlfaɪ ǁ ˈkwɑː-] verb qualified PTandPP
1. [intransitive] to gain the qualifications needed for a particular profession etc:
qualify as

• She recently qualified as a pilot.

2. [intransitive] to have the right to claim something:
qualify for

• You may be able to qualify for unemployment benefit.

3. [transitive] if your knowledge or ability qualifies you to do something, it makes you a suitable person to do it:

• Our three-week course will qualify you to teach English overseas.

4. [intransitive] to reach a particular stage in the process of competing for the right to do something, for example in a bid (= an occasion when someone offers to buy something, or build or make something):

• Three multinational groups have qualified to bid for Emetel, the Ecuadorean telephone company.

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qualify UK US /ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ/ verb [I or T]
HR to successfully finish a course of study or training or achieve the necessary skills so that you are able to do a job: »

There are many different branches of nursing which are available after qualifying.

qualify as sth »

She qualified as an accountant in 2006.

qualify sb to do sth »

The course would qualify you to work abroad.

to have the legal right to have or do something because of your situation, or to give someone this right: qualify for sth »

Some women may have too many gaps in their working life to qualify for a full pension.

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If rates keep decreasing more borrowers will qualify for loans.

qualify sb for sth »

Sub prime loans are given to borrowers whose credit would not qualify them for a conventional home loan.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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