qualified Definition

  • 1officially recognized as being trained to perform a particular job; certified
  • 2limited, modified, or restricted in some way

Using qualified: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "qualified" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is a qualified accountant.

  • Example

    You must be qualified to operate this machinery.

  • Example

    The offer is only available to qualified buyers.

  • Example

    He gave a qualified acceptance of the proposal.

qualified Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with qualified

  • a legal right to publish defamatory material without being held liable for damages or defamation if it is published in good faith and without malice


    The journalist claimed qualified privilege in publishing the leaked documents.

  • a number or percentage of votes greater than half but less than two-thirds, required for a decision to be made by a legislative body


    The treaty required a qualified majority to be ratified.

  • an endorsement of a negotiable instrument that limits the endorser's liability to subsequent holders of the instrument


    The check was returned due to a qualified endorsement.

Origins of qualified

from Latin 'qualis' meaning 'of what kind' and 'facere' meaning 'to make'


Summary: qualified in Brief

The term 'qualified' [ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd] refers to official recognition of training or certification for a particular job. It can also mean limited or modified in some way. Examples include 'She is a qualified accountant.' and 'The offer is only available to qualified buyers.' Phrases like 'qualified privilege' and 'qualified majority' denote legal or legislative contexts.

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