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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase;
[syn: modification, qualifying, limiting]

2. success in satisfying a test or requirement;
- Example: "his future depended on his passing that test"
- Example: "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
[syn: passing, pass, qualifying]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Qualify \Qual"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Qualified; p. pr. & vb. n. Qualifying.] [F. qualifier, LL. qualificare, fr. L. qualis how constituted, as + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Quality, and -Fy.] 1. To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity. [1913 Webster] He had qualified himself for municipal office by taking the oaths to the sovereigns in possession. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate. [1913 Webster] It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors. [1913 Webster] I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire, But qualify the fire's extreme rage. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In short space he has them qualified. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Syn: To fit; equip; prepare; adapt; capacitate; enable; modify; soften; restrict; restrain; temper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

qualifying n 1: the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification, qualifying, limiting] 2: success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry" [syn: passing, pass, qualifying] [ant: failing, flunk]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "qualifying": altering, assuasive, bounding, extenuating, extenuatory, lenitive, limitative, limiting, mitigating, mitigative, mitigatory, modificatory, modifying, modulatory, palliative, qualificative, qualificatory, restricting, restrictive, softening