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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    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
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    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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  4. adjective
    restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
    synonyms: restricted
    modified
    changed in form or character
  5. adjective
    contingent on something else
    synonyms: dependant, dependent
    conditional
    imposing or depending on or containing a condition
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