English definition of “qualify”
BE ALLOWED [I, T] › If you qualify for something, you are allowed to do it or have it, and if something qualifies you for something, it allows you to do it or have it: Foreign students no longer qualify for grants in the UK. To qualify for the competition, you must be over 18. His disability qualifies him for extra benefits. → Opposite disqualify
PASS EXAMS [I] mainly UK › to pass exams so that you are able to do a job: He's recently qualified as a doctor.
GET INTO COMPETITION [I] › to succeed in getting into a competition: Nigeria were the first team to qualify for the World Cup.
ADD [T] › to add something to what you say to make its meaning less certain