verb (used with object), guar·an·teed, guar·an·tee·ing.
- guar gum,
- guaranteed annual income,
- guaranteed annual wage,
- guaranteed bond,
- guaranteed stock
Origin of guarantee
Examples from the Web for guarantee
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
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
After all, freeing hostages as goodwill gestures—without a guarantee of some benefit—is not the way the Kim family operates.
However, this life is by no means in and of itself a guarantee of a life not worth living.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every page would carry its own proof of transgression, and thus its own guarantee of detection.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This training is as much a guarantee of success as any other method known.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi
His trust in my honour was his only guarantee against my deceiving him.Basil|Wilkie Collins
He Himself has to guarantee our faithfulness, because there is no other hope of our continuing faithful.Kept for the Master's Use|Frances Ridley Havergal
Such protests, of course, were purely academic, but presented a guarantee against the judgment of history.The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
To know psychology, therefore, is absolutely no guarantee that we shall be good teachers.
- a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
- a person, company, etc, who gives a guarantee
verb -tees, -teeing or -teed (mainly tr)
Word Origin for guarantee
1670s, alterted (perhaps via Spanish garante), from earlier garrant "warrant that the title to a property is true," early 15c., from Old French garant "defender, protector," from Germanic (see warrant (n.)). For form evolution, see gu-. Originally "person giving something as security;" sense of the "pledge" itself (which is properly a guaranty) developed 17c.
1791, from guarantee (n.). Garanten in this sense is from early 15c. Related: Guaranteed; guaranteeing.