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?

  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.

  3. guaranteenoun

    A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.

  4. guaranteeverb

    To assure that something will get done right.

  5. guaranteeverb

    To assume responsibility for a debt.

  6. guaranteeverb

    To make something certain.

    The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guaranteenoun

    A power who undertakes to see stipulations performed.

    Etymology: guarant, French.

    God, the great guarantee for the peace of mankind, where laws cannot secure it, may think it the concern of his providence. Robert South, Sermons.

    A prince distinguished by being a patron of Protestants, and guarantee of the Westphalian treaty. Joseph Addison, on the War.

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

  2. Guaranteenoun

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

  3. Guaranteenoun

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

  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

  5. 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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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

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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. Gustavo Petro:

    We are on the verge of not being able at any time to guarantee electoral transparency.

  2. Ro Khanna:

    The President said The President is prepared to put The President credibility on the line on a framework and guarantee that any framework The President represents will have the votes, and I trust President Joe Biden, if there is more certainty in the process and more certainty in the legislation and commitment, I don't necessarily need a vote.

  3. Jonathan Reiner:

    So if I tell you that if you are vaccinated, you have a... 99.999 % chance of not dying from this virus, what else in life gives you that kind of guarantee ? Our vaccines are exquisitely effective and very safe, but the news is just phenomenal with these vaccines, even with the super aggressive Delta variant, our vaccines work and they work really well.

  4. Jairo Bonilla:

    For us as exiles there is no guarantee that we could return and nothing would happen to us.

  5. National Geographic:

    There are entire cities we didn’t know about now showing up in the survey data, there are 20,000 square kilometers more to be explored and there are going to be hundreds of cities in there that we don’t know about. I guarantee you.

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