1. [syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose]
2. declare unfit;
- Example: "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
disqualify \dis*qual"i*fy\ (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Disqualified (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]d);
p. pr. & vb. n. Disqualifying.]
1. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for
any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for
or from before the purpose, state, or act.
My common illness disqualifies me for all
conversation; I mean my deafness. --Swift.
Me are not disqualified by their engagements in
trade from being received in high society.
2. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive
restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a
conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
[syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose] [ant: dispose,
2: declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because
she was a professional athlete" [ant: qualify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "disqualify":
bar, bate, close out, debar, disable, disenable, eliminate, except,
exclude, incapacitate, invalidate, make impossible, prohibit,
reject, rule out, suspend, turn away, turn down, unfit