qualify, measure up(verb)
prove capable or fit; meet requirements
pronounce fit or able
"She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
make more specific
"qualify these remarks"
make fit or prepared
"Your education qualifies you for this job"
stipulate, restrict, toss, throw out, cast out, toss out, fling, measure up, modify, cast away, chuck out, condition, characterize, specify, throw away, qualify, characterise, incline, cast aside, dispose, put away, toss away, discard
stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)
specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
particularise, modify, characterize, qualify, narrow, fix, characterise, delineate, pin down, dispose, determine, particularize, assign, define, specify, train, intend, nail down, destine, designate, specialize, delimit, specialise, discipline, restrict, measure up, set apart, delimitate, stipulate, limit, set, condition, peg down, narrow down, check
qualify, characterize, characterise(verb)
describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
"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
qualify(verb)To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.
qualify(verb)To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.
qualify(verb)To certify or license someone for something.
qualify(verb)To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.
qualify(verb)To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.
qualify(verb)To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage
qualify(verb)To throw and catch each object at least twice.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.
To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.
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