Disqualify

  • 1 disqualify — dis·qual·i·fy /dis kwä lə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing 1: to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions a financial interest in the case that disqualified the judge 2: to deprive of a right or privilege esp. after a hearing misconduct… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 disqualify — dis‧qual‧i‧fy [dɪsˈkwɒlfaɪ ǁ ˈkwɑː ] verb disqualified PTandPP [transitive] to officially or legally stop someone being allowed to do something, because they have done something wrong: • The General Medical Council had disqualified a doctor for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 disqualify — dis*qual i*fy (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l [i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disqualify — 1718 (implied in disqualified), from DIS (Cf. dis ) + QUALIFY (Cf. qualify). Related: Disqualifying …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disqualify — [v] be unfit for; be ineligible bar, bate, debar, disable, disenable, disentitle, disfranchise, eighty six*, except, exclude, impair, incapacitate, invalidate, nix*, not make the cut*, paralyze, preclude, prohibit, rule out, suspend, unfit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 disqualify — ► VERB (disqualifies, disqualified) 1) pronounce ineligible for an office or activity because of an offence or infringement. 2) (of a feature or characteristic) make unsuitable for an office or activity. DERIVATIVES disqualification noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 disqualify — [dis kwôl′ə fī΄, dis′kwôl′ə fī΄] vt. disqualified, disqualifying 1. to make unfit or unqualified; incapacitate 2. to make or declare ineligible; take a right or privilege away from, as of further participation in a sport, for breaking rules… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 disqualify — UK [dɪsˈkwɒlɪfaɪ] / US [dɪsˈkwɑlɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms disqualify : present tense I/you/we/they disqualify he/she/it disqualifies present participle disqualifying past tense disqualified past participle disqualified a) …

    English dictionary

  • 9 disqualify — v. (D; tr.) to disqualify from * * * [dɪs kwɒlɪfaɪ] (D; tr.) to disqualify from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 disqualify — dis|qual|i|fy [dısˈkwɔlıfaı US ˈkwa: ] v past tense and past participle disqualified present participle disqualifying third person singular disqualifies [T usually passive] 1.) to stop someone from taking part in an activity because they have… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 disqualify — dis|qual|i|fy [ dıs kwalı,faı ] verb transitive often passive to not allow someone to do something because they have committed an offense: disqualify someone from doing something: He was disqualified from voting because he did not satisfy the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 disqualify — [[t]dɪskwɒ̱lɪfaɪ[/t]] disqualifies, disqualifying, disqualified VERB When someone is disqualified, they are officially stopped from taking part in a particular event, activity, or competition, usually because they have done something wrong. [be V …

    English dictionary

  • 13 disqualify — transitive verb Date: 1712 1. to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions ; make unfit 2. to deprive of a power, right, or privilege 3. to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 disqualify — disqualifiable, adj. /dis kwol euh fuy /, v.t., disqualified, disqualifying. 1. to deprive of qualification or fitness; render unfit; incapacitate. 2. to deprive of legal, official, or other rights or privileges; declare ineligible or unqualified …

    Universalium

  • 15 disqualify — verb To make ineligible for something, by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification. See Also: disqualification …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 disqualify — Synonyms and related words: bar, bate, close out, debar, disable, disenable, eliminate, except, exclude, incapacitate, invalidate, make impossible, prohibit, reject, rule out, suspend, turn away, turn down, unfit …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 disqualify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. disable, unfit, incapacitate, disfranchise. See impotence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To disable] Syn. incapacitate, invalidate, disenable, rule out; see weaken 2 . 2. [To debar] Syn. preclude,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 disqualify — dis·qual·i·fy || dɪs kwÉ’lɪfaɪ v. make unfit; deny, deprive of official status; declare ineligible …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 disqualify — verb (disqualifies, disqualifying, disqualified) pronounce (someone) ineligible for an office or activity because of an offence or infringement. ↘(of a characteristic) make (someone) unsuitable for an office or activity. Derivatives… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 disqualify — v. a. 1. Unfit, disable, incapacitate (naturally). 2. Disenable, prohibit, preclude, incapacitate (legally) …

    New dictionary of synonyms