1 having completed a course of study
become, get
highly, well

The teaching staff are all highly qualified.

fully, properly (esp. BrE)

a fully qualified electrician

newly, recently (both BrE)

newly qualified doctors

appropriately, suitably (both esp. BrE)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals.

academically (esp. AmE), legally, medically, professionally (esp. BrE)

He is a medically qualified doctor.

She is a professionally qualified social worker.


She is now qualified as a teacher. (BrE)

2 having the skill needed to do sth
be, feel

Elaine did not feel qualified to comment.

eminently, ideally, uniquely, well

My father was well qualified to act the part of a head teacher.


I'm not technically qualified to say anything.

3 limited in some way
heavily (esp. BrE)

The proposals received heavily qualified approval.

Qualified is used with these nouns: ↑accountant, ↑applicant, ↑approval, ↑barrister, ↑candidate, ↑dentist, ↑doctor, ↑electrician, ↑engineer, ↑expert, ↑GP, ↑individual, ↑inspector, ↑instructor, ↑lawyer, ↑librarian, ↑midwife, ↑nurse, ↑personnel, ↑physician, ↑physiotherapist, ↑pilot, ↑professional, ↑social worker, ↑solicitor, ↑specialist, ↑staff, ↑success, ↑support, ↑surgeon, ↑teacher, ↑technician, ↑therapist, ↑vet, ↑veterinarian, ↑volunteer, ↑welcome, ↑workforce

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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