Definitions

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  • adj. To qualify or be qualified in advance

Etymologies

pre- +‎ qualify (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Furthermore, while you're standing there in the line, contemplating the fine construction work of the store, store staff will "prequalify" you to purchase the phone (which we presume involves doing all the sorts of administrative details that you'd otherwise need to do at the counter: credit check, paperwork, blood test, etc.).

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  • "prequalify" you to see how much funds will be available for your project.

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  • The MTA's Nelson Nygaard study recommended the city formally prequalify credit-card processors to be used in the industry to find the lowest rates and minimize the costs for drivers.

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  • Most financial institutions will prequalify you for a loan even if you don't know exactly what car or truck you're going to buy, says Gail Hillebrand, senior attorney for Consumers Union.

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  • The ministry will also prequalify international firms that were unsuccessful in previous bidding rounds.

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  • Employees will work to prequalify iPhone customers while they wait in line; those buyers will receive a claim ticket for the phone, which Apple says can be redeemed on the spot or later the same day by 6PM (or 4PM on Sundays).

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  • You should take your time to prequalify all prospective candidates, and wait until the perfect husband comes along.

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  • A Treasury spokesman says it is in negotiations to prequalify several fund managers Bloomberg News CRISIS MANAGER: Laurence Fink, chairman and chief executive of BlackRock, at a conference last year.

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  • "You talk to a customer about how little cash is necessary to own a new home, at the same time prequalify them to make sure they can get a mortgage," Mr. Klinger said.

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  • The PDF thing is kind of a drag, but I can see how it will prequalify people who want to participate.

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