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guarantee

[ gar-uhn-tee ]
/ 藢g忙r 蓹n藞ti /
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noun
verb (used with object), guar路an路teed, guar路an路tee路ing.
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Origin of guarantee

First recorded in 1670鈥80; alteration of guaranty

OTHER WORDS FROM guarantee

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH guarantee

guarantee , guaranty, warrantee, warranty
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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鈥檛.

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 鈥渢o warrant.鈥

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)

What are some synonyms for guarantee?

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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.

 

Try using guarantee!

Which of the following is NOT a synonym for guarantee?

A. uncertainty
B. warranty
C. contract
D. agreement

How to use guarantee in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for guarantee

guarantee
/ (藢伞忙r蓹n藞ti藧) /

noun
verb -tees, -teeing or -teed (mainly tr)

Word Origin for guarantee

C17: perhaps from Spanish garante or French garant, of Germanic origin; compare warrant
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