qualify-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: be eligible or suitable, meet requirements for/as

A school that qualifies for the finals may send any four of its pupils to be its team.
What qualifies as a war crime?
I qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Certain cases may meet the requirements to qualify the case for the status.
The lump sum contract qualifies as a 631b sale under federal IRS tax guidelines.
At 65 he automatically qualifies for a pension.
That figure qualified it as the largest in the industry until last month.

PropBank: qualify.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: make more specific, describe in detail

Can you qualify these remarks?
Freud further qualifies the conditions for the development of the super-ego.
Please take some time to qualify your arguments.
Talmudic text qualifies the gesture of the priestly blessing.

PropBank: qualify.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 3: characterize

The congressman qualified the agreement as one of the best expressions of humanity.
The members qualified the project as a remarkable combination of technology and communications.
The newspaper qualified the situation today as a mess.

PropBank: qualify.01,qualify.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: limit or moderate as by giving exceptions

I'll qualify my criticisms of the school's failings, by adding that it's a very happy place.
He qualified his earlier claim, saying that he hadn't mentioned the Austrian schools.

PropBank: qualify.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: LINGUISTICS-add a modifier to a constituent

In the sentence 'He walked quickly along the road', 'quickly' and 'along the road' qualify 'walked'.
More commonly ancient authors qualified the verb 'to die' with an adverb such as 'nobly'.

PropBank: qualify.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7