When a job requires a college degree and you have a college degree, this is an example of a time when you qualify for the job.
When you make a low income and are entitled to receive welfare benefits, this is an example of a time when you qualify for benefits.
When you say "I always like to eat chicken," but then you amend that statement to say "I almost always like to eat chicken," this is an example of a time when you qualify your original statement.
To qualify seven balls you need at least fourteen catches.
The performance qualifies as one of the best I've ever seen.
To qualify one's approval.
To qualify a punishment.
Origin of qualify
- From French qualifier (from Old French) and from Middle English qualifien to specify the time and place of a document's execution both from Medieval Latin quālificāre to attribute a quality to Latin quālis of such a kind quality Latin -ficāre -fy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition