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qualify as

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements to be or do something. I've always wanted to be an actor, but I decided to qualify as an accountant for a more reliable profession. In order to qualify as a dependent, your child must live at home and have no income of their own.
2. To award or cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "as." Forget a long, expensive university degree—our 12-month training program is enough to qualify you as an independent meteorologist. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you as eligible for welfare.
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qualify for

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements for something; to be or become eligible for something. In order to qualify for a sales tax rebate, you must fill out a form and provide original receipts for all purchases being claimed.
2. To cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "for." The company is offering to pay for me to do a master's degree that will qualify me for a senior management position in the business. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you for welfare.
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qualify as something

to fulfill the requirements to be something. Tom qualified as a mechanic. I have been qualified as a mechanic since I was twenty.
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qualify for something

to meet the requirements for something. I'm sorry, you do not qualify for this job. I don't qualify for it.
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qualify someone as something

to cause someone to fulfill the requirements for something. Does this course qualify me as a stockbroker? She qualified herself as a realtor.
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qualify someone for something

to enable someone to meet the requirements for something. His years with the company qualified him for pension. Does this ticket qualify me for the drawing?
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qualify for

v.
1. To be competent or eligible for something, such as an office, job, or benefit: After one year on the job, you will qualify for a raise.
2. To cause someone to be competent or eligible for something: That certificate qualifies you for a promotion.
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With the new impound rule, Happy Hour, the practice session normally run after qualifying, has been eliminated.
It provides premium" incentives to keep existing "at-risk jobs" of a qualifying business establishment in Oklahoma, and to attract "strategic industries" to the state.
170A-9(g), a nonoperating foundation is a 50% organization only if it distributes 100% of the contributions it receives during the tax year to qualifying public charities.
The elimination of both the "new knowledge" test and the timeline approach of the 1983 and 1989 proposed regulations is particularly significant in qualifying the costs of computer software development activities as R&E expenditures.
Immediately following the closing of the Qualifying Transaction, there were 37,009,593 CTL Shares issued and outstanding.
Oriol Servia brought the first out six minutes into the warm-up session before the start of the qualifying when he hit the wall on Turn 6.
In addition to the sale of Units described above, AFL has obtained financing for the Qualifying Transaction by entering into an agreement with Roynat Capital Inc.
13) In addition, the regulations should clarify that otherwise qualifying R&E activities that are germane to the development of a special product or products for which there may be only one single customer (e.
The determination of qualifying countries in the various global sovereign indices will become rules based.
Both da Matta and Vasser each earned a championship point for winning their respective qualifying sessions.
The Corporation intends to consult with the TSX Venture Exchange to determine what further actions may need to be taken and to clarify the Corporation's position with respect to continuing to pursue the proposed qualifying transaction with 3929311 Canada Inc.
For qualifying victims of natural disasters or national emergencies, a benevolent fund can replace basic needs, such as food, clothing, housing (including household repairs), transportation and medical assistance (including psychological help).
s qualifying run in last year's Grand Prix of Long Beach was in a word, heartbreaking.
The finalists in the pre-qualifying tournament automatically qualify for the weekend qualifying tournament, which hosts 32 top players who are also vying for one of the four qualifying spots in the Sybase Open main draw.
530(d)(5), as long as the new beneficiary is a qualifying family member under age 30, who withdraws the funds within 30 days of attaining age 30 and deposits them into another Coverdell ESA within 60 days.