qualify (v.) Old form(s): qualifie , quallifie
moderate, weaken, diminish
Ham IV.vii.112[Claudius to Laertes, of love] Time qualifies the spark and fire of it
KL I.ii.159[Edmund to Edgar, of Gloucester] forbear his presence until some little time hath qualified the heat of his displeasure
Luc.424[of Tarquin looking at Lucrece] His rage of lust by gazing qualified
MA V.iv.67[Friar to Don Pedro and Claudio] All this amazement can I qualify
MM IV.ii.80[disguised Duke to Provost, of Angelo] He doth ... subdue / That in himself which he spurs on his power / To qualify in others
MV IV.i.7[Antonio to Duke, of Shylock] Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify / His rigorous course
Sonn.109.2[of being false] Thou absence seemed my flame to qualify
TC II.ii.119.1[Hector to Troilus] is your blood / So madly hot that no ... fear of bad success in a bad cause, / Can qualify the same?
TG II.vii.22[Lucetta to Julia] I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire, / But qualify the fire's extreme rage