- a promise or assurance, especially one in writing, that something is of specified quality, content, benefit, etc., or that it will perform satisfactorily for a given length of time: a money-back guarantee.
- an assurance that another’s obligation will be fulfilled, or something presented as such security; guaranty(defs 1, 2).
- something that assures a particular outcome or condition: Wealth is no guarantee of happiness.
- a person who gives a guarantee or guaranty; guarantor.
- a person to whom a guarantee is made.
- to secure, as by giving or taking security: A credit card guarantees your reservation at the hotel.
- to make oneself answerable for (something) on behalf of someone else who is primarily responsible: to guarantee the fulfillment of a contract.
- to undertake to ensure for another, as rights or possessions: The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
- to serve as a warrant or guaranty for.
- to undertake to protect or indemnify: to guarantee a person against loss.
- to undertake (to do something): I will guarantee to prove every word I stated.
- to promise (usually followed by a clause as object): I guarantee that I'll be there.
Origin of guarantee
Related Words for guaranteedassured, sure-fire, insured, protected, approved, secured, confirmed, sealed, warranted, bonded, plighted, ascertained, certified, attested, affirmed, sure
Examples from the Web for guaranteed
Contemporary Examples of guaranteed
So these fighters were not guaranteed the same protections afforded POWs.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 14
December 14, 2014
If we fail, the ugly, cynical situation is guaranteed to get worse for decades to come.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now
November 3, 2014
One-hundred percent of us take it as guaranteed; 60 percent of us take it for granted.Founding Fathers Loved Drunk Voters
November 1, 2014
The Theater Wing is guaranteed 60 seconds where they get to talk shop.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
Neil Patrick Harris
October 15, 2014
Dressing up as an angel around a really old person is guaranteed to make them think they're on their way out, said Rivers.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
Historical Examples of guaranteed
We in Freeland have guaranteed to labour the whole of what it assists to produce.Freeland
They must have a small weekly sum of their own or guaranteed by a friend.Hampstead and Marylebone
Geraldine Edith Mitton
This distinguishes them from the "guaranteed rights" of the European states.The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
Not before it is accepted, and I am guaranteed a reasonable profit.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
My fidelity and steadfastness had been guaranteed by her and no one else.The Arrow of Gold
- a formal assurance, esp in writing, that a product, service, etc, will meet certain standards or specifications
- law a promise, esp a collateral agreement, to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another
- a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
- a person, company, etc, who gives a guarantee
- a person who acts as a guarantor
- something that makes a specified condition or outcome certain
- a variant spelling of guaranty
- (also tr) to take responsibility for (someone else's debts, obligations, etc)
- to serve as a guarantee for
- to secure or furnish security fora small deposit will guarantee any dress
- (usually foll by from or against) to undertake to protect or keep secure, as against injury, loss, etc
- to ensuregood planning will guarantee success
- (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to promise or make certain
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.