disqualify

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

disqualify \dis*qual"i*fy\ (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Disqualified} (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disqualifying}.]

1. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.

My common illness disqualifies me for all conversation; I mean my deafness. --Swift.

Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society. --Southey.

2. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

disqualify

verb

1: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you" [syn: {disqualify}, {unfit}, {indispose}] [ant: {dispose}, {qualify}]

2: declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete" [ant: {qualify}]


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