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English definition of “qualify”

qualify

verb [I] (GET INTO COMPETITION)    /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈkwɑː.lɪ-/
B2 to succeed in getting into a competition: Nigeria was the first team to qualify for the World Cup. England has to win tonight's qualifying match to go through to the next round of the competition.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of qualify verb (GET INTO COMPETITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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