Definitions for guaranteeˌgær ənˈti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

guar•an•teeˌgær ənˈti(n.; v.)-teed, -tee•ing.

  1. (n.)a promise, esp. one in writing, that something is of specified quality, content, benefit, etc., or will perform satisfactorily for a given length of time:

    a money-back guarantee on an appliance.

  2. Ref: guaranty (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

  3. something that assures a particular outcome or condition:

    Wealth is no guarantee of happiness.

  4. a person who gives a guarantee or guaranty; guarantor.

  5. a person to whom a guarantee is made.

  6. (v.t.)to secure, as by giving or taking security.

  7. to make oneself answerable for (something) on behalf of someone.

  8. to undertake to ensure for another, as rights or possessions.

  9. to serve as a warrant or guaranty for.

  10. to indemnify:

    to guarantee a person against loss.

  11. to engage (to do something).

  12. to promise (usu. fol. by a clause as object):

    I guarantee that I'll be there.

Origin of guarantee:

1670–80; alter. of guaranty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty(noun)

    a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

  2. guarantee(noun)

    an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true

    "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"

  3. guarantee, guaranty(verb)

    a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

  4. guarantee, vouch(verb)

    give surety or assume responsibility

    "I vouch for the quality of my products"

  5. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)

    make certain of

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  6. undertake, guarantee(verb)

    promise to do or accomplish

    "guarantee to free the prisoners"

  7. guarantee, warrant(verb)

    stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

    "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. guarantee(verb)ˌgær ənˈti

    to promise sth firmly

    I guarantee you're going to like this guy.; The soldiers were guaranteed that they would be home in six months.

  2. guaranteeˌgær ənˈti

    (of a company) to promise to fix or replace a product if there are problems

    We guarantee our mattresses for ten years.; If you're not satisfied, we guarantee your money back.

  3. guaranteeˌgær ənˈti

    to result in sth definitely happening

    A win tonight guarantees them a spot in the playoffs.

  4. guarantee(noun)ˌgær ənˈti

    sth that makes a result certain

    The study shows that a seat belt is no guarantee of surviving an accident.

  5. guaranteeˌgær ənˈti

    a company's promise that guarantees a product

    It comes with a 90-day guarantee.

  6. guaranteeˌgær ənˈti

    a promise to do sth

    I give you my personal guarantee that your money is safe with us.


  1. guarantee(Noun)

    Anything that assures a certain outcome.

    Can you give me a guarantee that he will be fit for the match?

  2. guarantee(Noun)

    A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.

    The cooker comes with a 5-year guarantee.

  3. guarantee(Noun)

    A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.

  4. guarantee(Verb)

    To assure that something will get done right.

  5. guarantee(Verb)

    To assume responsibility for a debt.

  6. guarantee(Verb)

    To make something certain.

    The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.

  7. Origin: guarantie, from the verb guarantir, from Old . Compare guaranty, warranty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guarantee(noun)

    in law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty

  2. Guarantee(noun)

    one who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor

  3. Guarantee(noun)

    the person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the correlative of guarantor

  4. Guarantee(noun)

    in law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all avents; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty


  1. Guarantee

    In filmmaking, a guarantee is a term of an actor or director's contract that guarantees remuneration if, through no fault of their own, the artist is released from the contract. Such an arrangement is known informally as a “play-or-pay” contract. Many stars insist on guarantees in their contract due to the major time commitment agreeing to appear in a film can mean. For example, Kurt Russell's decision to appear in the film Soldier, for which he was paid $15 million, was a total commitment of 18 months, during which time he was not able to appear in another film. If the film were cancelled, or if he were replaced, Russell would be paid $15 million, or a large part of that fee, to compensate him for clearing his schedule. Studios are reluctant to agree to guarantees but accept them as part of the deal for signing major talent. They also have the advantage of enabling a studio to simply remove a player under such a contract with few legal complications.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guarantee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3605

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guarantee' in Nouns Frequency: #1712

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guarantee' in Verbs Frequency: #533

Translations for guarantee

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a statement by the maker that something will work for a certain period of time

This guarantee is valid for one year.

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