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English definition of “qualify”

qualify

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈkwɒlɪfaɪ/
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. 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.
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