qual·i·fy /'kwä-lə-ˌfī/ vb -fied, -fy·ingvt1: to limit or modify in some way2: to make or consider eligible or fithis training and experience qualified him as an expert witness3: to issue a certificate or license tovi1: to meet certain requirements or criteriaqualify for a tax credit2: to acquire competent power or capacityhas just qualified as a lawyer
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
alter, attemper, bound, circumscribere, confine, control, correct, extenuare, govern, introduce changes, introduce new conditions, keep within limits, limit, modify, narrow, regulate, restrict, revise, specify, temper
associated concepts: qualified acceptance, qualified fee, qualified gift, qualified endorsement, qualified privilege
(meet standards) verb
accredit, allow, aptum, authorize, certify, confer a right, empower, enable, endorse, entitle, give a permit, give a warrant, have the qualifications, have the requisites, license, make capable, make competent, make suitable, measure up, meet the demands, meet the specifications, permit, practice, prepare, sanction
associated concepts: failure to qualify, qualify for appointment
allay, allow (authorize), alter, delegate, discipline (train), empower, enable, enfranchise, extenuate, instill, instruct (teach), lessen, moderate (temper), modify (alter), modify (moderate), palliate (abate), pass (satisfy requirements), restrict, satisfy (fulfill), specialize, validate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To be eligible for or entitled to something by meeting a required condition.(2) To meet the criteria for becoming a member of a profession or to hold an office.(3) To restrict the meaning of something; to add reservations to a statement.n.qualificationadj.qualified
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.