What is the meaning of qualified?


  • Prove capable or fit; meet requirements.
  • Pronounce fit or able.
    • usage: "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
  • Make more specific.
    • usage: "qualify these remarks"
  • Make fit or prepared.
    • usage: "Your education qualifies you for this job"
  • Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
    • usage: "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
  • Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of.
    • usage: "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
  • Add a modifier to a constituent.


  • Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task.
    • usage: "many qualified applicants for the job"
  • Limited or restricted; not absolute.
    • usage: "gave only qualified approval"
  • Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill.
    • usage: "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital"
  • Restricted in meaning; (as e. G. `man' in `a tall man'.
  • Contingent on something else.
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