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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 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 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 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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Looking back to four years ago, it was more the fact that Mr Trapattoni qualified us for Euro 2012 rather than looking forward to the next World Cup campaign that saw him rewarded.
In what seemed at best unlikely when we arrived at the lake, our results qualified us for the minor final.
"The most important thing was not that we won the Champions League but that it qualified us for the competition again this year," Di Matteo said.
"My last game in Swangard qualified us for the national finals and we were No.1 in America at the time."
"The manager has done well for us as he qualified us for the Euros.
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