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guarantee

[ gar-uhn-tee ]
/ ˌgær ənˈti /
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noun

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

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Origin of guarantee

First recorded in 1670–80; alteration of guaranty

OTHER WORDS FROM guarantee

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH guarantee

guarantee , guaranty, warrantee, warranty
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British Dictionary definitions for guarantee

guarantee
/ (ˌɡærənˈtiː) /

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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