qualified

Qualified means something depends on another action occurring. If your friend receives a qualified offer on her house, that means something else has to happen — like a bank approving the loan — before it's sold.

Qualified is an adjective with multiple meanings. Employers seek the most qualified applicants, meaning those who have the most experience and relevant training. Being qualified might also mean you have paperwork that shows you had certain training or meet certain standards. Or qualified can mean "partial" or "incomplete." If you approve of something but others need to agree before it's final, you would give your qualified approval.

Definitions of qualified
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adj meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task

“many qualified applicants for the job”
Synonyms:
competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
eligible
qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
well-qualified
more than adequately qualified
Antonyms:
unqualified
not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training
incompetent
not qualified or suited for a purpose
ineligible
not eligible
quack
medically unqualified
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adj holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill

Synonyms:
certified
registered
listed or recorded officially

adj limited or restricted; not absolute

“gave only qualified approval”
Synonyms:
conditional
imposing or depending on or containing a condition
modified
changed in form or character
conditional
qualified by reservations
hedged, weasel-worded
evasively worded in order to avoid an unqualified statement
limited, modified
mediocre
Antonyms:
unqualified
not limited or restricted
unconditional, unconditioned
not conditional
unmodified
not changed in form or character
categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional
not modified or restricted by reservations
clean, clear
free of restrictions or qualifications
cool
(used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification
outright, straight-out, unlimited
without reservation or exception
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adj restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')

Synonyms:
restricted
modified
changed in form or character

adj contingent on something else

Synonyms:
dependant, dependent
conditional
imposing or depending on or containing a condition

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