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qualify (1 very common 16th-17th cent. sense, with a great variety of objects)
2. to appease, pacify Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 545 “Your discontenting father strive to qualify.”
3. to control, regulate Troil. II. ii. 118*.
4. to dilute Oth. II. iii. 41 “one cup . . . qualified.”
5. to abate, diminish (something good) Ham. IV. vii. 113.
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