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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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Once you know how to qualify them for hedge accounting, you can cut the risk of losses substantially.
Foreign-currency commitments -- When you're dealing with strategies for hedging firmly committed foreign-currency transactions, such as purchase or sale commitments, it's usually simple to qualify them for hedge accounting, and the entire range of hedging instruments is available.
When employees were required to take education courses that maintained and improved skills in their job but did not qualify them for a new trade or business, Rev.