[gar-uh n-tee]


verb (used with object), guar·an·teed, guar·an·tee·ing.

Nearby words

  1. guar gum,
  2. guar.,
  3. guaracha,
  4. guarana,
  5. guarani,
  6. guaranteed,
  7. guaranteed annual income,
  8. guaranteed annual wage,
  9. guaranteed bond,
  10. guaranteed stock

Origin of guarantee

First recorded in 1670–80; alteration of guaranty

Related forms
Can be confusedguarantee guaranty warrantee warranty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for guaranteed



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
  1. a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
  2. 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

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

(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

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

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Word Origin and History for guaranteed
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