Definition of "disqualify" []

  • To render unqualified or unfit. (verb-transitive)
  • To declare unqualified or ineligible. (verb-transitive)
  • To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges. (verb-transitive)
  • To make unfit or unqualified (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make ineligible, as for entry to an examination (verb)
  • To debar (a player or team) from a sporting contest (verb)
  • To divest or deprive of rights, powers, or privileges (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "disqualify" in a sentence
  • ""The Republican requirements also disqualify from the program homeowners with an annual income of more than $250,000 from the program.""
  • "Should her last name disqualify Chelsea Clinton from running for office someday if she chooses to do so?"
  • "Is it real America or does that community's name disqualify the Brazilians of the Mississippi Delta?"