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Only people over the age of 18 are qualified to vote.
90% of the boat people did not qualify as refugees.
To qualify for Olympic status, a sport must be played in 50 countries and on three continents.
You may qualify for a study grant.
Her income was too high to qualify her for food stamps.
The fact that his grandparents were Irish qualified him to play in the Irish national team.
a fully qualified ski instructor
It would be incredible if Brazil failed to qualify.
What are your team's chances of qualifying for the finals?
Mexico's World Cup qualifying match against Canada
This is the American English definition of qualify. View British English definition of qualify.
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