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What does guarantee mean?
A guarantee is a promise or assurance, especially one that is written or legally binding, that something is of a stated quality or will perform as stated, such as a guarantee that a car you purchase will operate correctly.
A guarantee is also an assurance of a particular outcome or condition, as in Weather predictions are not guarantees. Weather often changes quickly.
To guarantee something is to secure something, as a ticket guarantees entry to a movie showing.
As well, to guarantee is to promise to do something, usually by signing a legally binding agreement, as in The company guaranteed me a job when I signed the contract.
Example: I guarantee you will love your purchase and will give you a full refund if you don’t.
Where does guarantee come from?
The first records of the term guarantee come from the 1670s. It ultimately comes from the Old French guarant, meaning “to warrant.”
Guarantee can be used as a synonym for promise but will often be used to exaggerate the meaningfulness or likelihood of the promise actually being fulfilled. If someone says I guarantee I will be there on time, they are emphasizing the fact that they will do what they say.
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What are some other forms related to guarantee?
- nonguarantee (noun)
- preguarantee (noun, verb)
- guaranteed (adjective, verb)
- unguaranteed (adjective)
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How is guarantee used in real life?
Guarantees are often offered in legal situations, insurance policies, and for the marketing of products, all of which have different specific meanings.
Thank you all so much for an incredible weekend! Can guarantee I won't be forgetting this one! Thank you Ireland !
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 26, 2014
Even if you hate me, I can guarantee you sing every word of happier when it comes on
— marshmello (@marshmello) February 6, 2019
I can guarantee, your email is not finding me well
— Adriana Lacy (@Adriana_Lacy) April 23, 2020
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How to use guarantee in a sentence
Without independent fact-checking, there is no guarantee that what GPT-3 says, even if it “sounds right,” is actually true.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
This caused tension with Outbrain, which didn’t pull away from its existing guarantee deals, according to a person familiar with the company.Why the Taboola-Outbrain deal fell apart and what it means for publishers|Lara O'Reilly|September 9, 2020|Digiday
So there is the risk that anyone could come in, and there is not guarantee.Public, a stock trading app, gets a seven-figure check from Scott Galloway|Lucinda Shen|August 25, 2020|Fortune
So he took another big risk, choosing not only to transfer but to do so with no guarantee that the football team would take him.
It has come amid a wave of claims by federal lawmakers who are pushing for a probe into China’s lending practices to Nigeria, in the wake of a sovereign guarantee clause in loan agreements that has been erroneously interpreted.Misinformation and politics are fueling fears of a Chinese debt trap in Nigeria|Yomi Kazeem|August 10, 2020|Quartz
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
But inspiration and faith-based agenda in movies does not guarantee box office success.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion|Matthew Paul Turner|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet race politics has limited appeal to whites, and ultimately may not guarantee keeping many minority voters in check.
But even if the promised money does finally arrive, there is scant guarantee it will be used appropriately.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But among ferocious ideologues, similar roots are no guarantee of mutual sympathy when schisms occur.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels|Jamie Dettmer|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He appeared before the shareholders, offered, if his advice and methods were adopted, to guarantee double the then dividend.
Peremptorily the steel magnates refused to continue the sliding scale previously agreed upon as a guarantee of peace.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Will you take your hands off—if we give you your railroad and guarantee train service?
Yet he was able, at the end of another two weeks, to guarantee six votes less than a majority.
"Sufficient guarantee," said her father, smiling archly as he looked up to his son, whose fair face had coloured deep red.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for guarantee
- a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
- a person, company, etc, who gives a guarantee