What does guarantee mean?

Definitions for guarantee
ˌgær ənˈtiguar·an·tee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warrantynoun

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

  2. guaranteenoun

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

    "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"

  3. guarantee, guarantyverb

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

  4. guarantee, vouchverb

    give surety or assume responsibility

    "I vouch for the quality of my products"

  5. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secureverb

    make certain of

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

  6. undertake, guaranteeverb

    promise to do or accomplish

    "guarantee to free the prisoners"

  7. guarantee, warrantverb

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

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


  1. guaranteenoun

    Anything that assures a certain outcome.

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

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

  2. guaranteenoun

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

    The cooker comes with a 5-year guarantee.

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

  3. guaranteenoun

    A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.

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

  4. guaranteeverb

    To assure that something will get done right.

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

  5. guaranteeverb

    To assume responsibility for a debt.

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

  6. guaranteeverb

    To make something certain.

    The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guaranteenoun

    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

    Etymology: [From Guarantee, n.]

  2. Guaranteenoun

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

    Etymology: [From Guarantee, n.]

  3. Guaranteenoun

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

    Etymology: [From Guarantee, n.]

  4. Guaranteenoun

    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

    Etymology: [From Guarantee, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guarantee

    gar-an-tē′, Guaranty, gar′an-ti, n. a warrant or surety: a contract to see performed what another has undertaken: the person who makes such a contract, one responsible for the performance of some action, the truth of some statement, &c.—v.t. to undertake that another shall perform certain engagements: to make sure:—pr.p. guarantee′ing; pa.p. guaranteed′.n. Guar′antor, one who makes a guaranty.—Guarantee associations, joint-stock companies on the insurance principle, which become security for the integrity of cashiers, &c. [O. Fr. garantie, pa.p. of garantir, to warrant—garant, warrant. See Warrant.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. guarantee

    An undertaking to secure the performance of articles stipulated between any two parties. Also, the individual who so undertakes.

Editors Contribution

  1. guarantee

    Confirmation of the quality of a product.

    Many products we purchase have a product guarantee with them.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  
  2. guarantee

    To confirm for a specific reason.

    They did guarantee their love for each other by getting married and entering into a lifelong agreement.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  3. guarantee

    To make certain.

    All forms of unity government guarantee through legislation and action the creation of the priorities of optimum health, human rights, right to life, civil rights and redistribution of income, wealth and resources to guarantee all citizens shared, just and fair prosperity for all.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 28, 2020  

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

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guarantee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guarantee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of guarantee in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Nobody has ever hit my hands. I have never heard of this, look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they are small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there is no problem. I guarantee you.

  2. Laurent Fabius:

    There is still work to do on the duration, we need a guarantee and transparency is necessary.

  3. Jon Hykawy:

    What would alleviate those concerns would be available long-term contracts at reasonable prices, with some guarantee on future deliveries owing to the source of supply.

  4. Laura Beyer:

    The only way to fight obesity is to address unhealthy habits in that child's home, i can guarantee that parents whose children's BMI falls into the category of obesity aren't losing sleep over it in the first place.

  5. The NATO chief:

    There are disagreements on trade. This is serious. My task is to try to minimize the negative impact on NATO, so far it hasn't impacted on NATO that much. I cannot guarantee that that will not be the case in the future. The transatlantic bond is not one, there are many ties, some of them have been weakened.

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