qualified adj.

1 having completed a course of study

VERBS be | become, get

ADV. highly, well The teaching staff are all highly qualified. | fully, properly a fully qualified electrician | newly, recently newly qualified doctors | appropriately, duly, suitably Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals. | sufficiently | legally, medically, professionally She is a professionally qualified social worker.

PREP. as She is now qualified as a teacher.

2 having the skill needed to do sth

VERBS be, feel Elaine did not feel qualified to comment.

ADV. eminently, ideally, well My father was well qualified to act the part of a head teacher.

3 limited in some way


ADV. heavily The proposals received heavily qualified approval.