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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: for, qualify
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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