dispose vs qualify what difference

what is difference between dispose and qualify

English

Etymology

From French disposer.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpoʊz/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈspəʊz/
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Verb

dispose (third-person singular simple present disposes, present participle disposing, simple past and past participle disposed)

  1. (intransitive, used with “of”) To eliminate or to get rid of something.
  2. To distribute or arrange; to put in place.
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, Henry V, act 4, scene III
      Now, dear soldiers, march away: / And how thou pleasest, God, dispose the day!
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 6
      Marianne’s pianoforte was unpacked and properly disposed of, and Elinor’s drawing were affixed to the walls of their sitting rooms.
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 47:
      I sat down within three feet of the entrance door, and I had no sooner got disposed than the door opened and a man came in [] .
  3. To deal out; to assign to a use.
    • 1818 (first published), John Evelyn, diary entry for 1634
      what he designed to bestow on her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor
  4. To incline.
    (Used here intransitively in the passive voice)
    • Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose / To future good our past and present woes.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Suspicion
      They [suspicions] dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and melancholy.
    • At twilight in the summer [] the mice come out. They [] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkly, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly [] on the floor.
  5. (obsolete) To bargain; to make terms.
  6. (obsolete) To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
    • the knightly forms of combat to dispose

Synonyms

  • incline
  • discard

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • disincline

Derived terms

  • disposition
  • disposal
  • dispose of

Translations

Noun

dispose

  1. (obsolete) The disposal or management of something.
  2. (obsolete) Behaviour; disposition.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

dispose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of disposer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of disposer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of disposer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of disposer
  5. second-person singular imperative of disposer

Italian

Verb

dispose

  1. third-person singular past historic of disporre

Anagrams

  • dispeso


English

Etymology

From Old French qualifier (to qualify).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑl.ɪ.faɪ/, enPR: kwŏlʹĭ-fī
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.faɪ/, enPR: kwŏlʹĭ-fī
  • Hyphenation: qual‧i‧fy

Verb

qualify (third-person singular simple present qualifies, present participle qualifying, simple past and past participle qualified)

  1. To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.
  2. To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.
  3. To certify or license someone for something.
  4. To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.
    • 1598, Shakespeare, Sonnet 109
      O! never say that I was false of heart,
      Though absence seem’d my flame to qualify
  5. (now rare) To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      he balmes and herbes thereto applyde, / And euermore with mighty spels them charmd, / That in short space he has them qualifyde, / And him restor’d to health, that would haue algates dyde.
  6. To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage.
  7. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
  8. (juggling) To throw and catch each object at least twice.

Antonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

qualify

  1. (juggling) An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.

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