- 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
Examples from the Web for guaranteeing
Increasingly, as these industries develop, on-site solar and wind is a way of guaranteeing a lower price for electricity.Solar Powered Ski Lift
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
The federal government is guaranteeing more than $1 trillion in student loans, and Pell Grants have increased in size and scope.Why Students (and Obama) Should STFU Already About College Costs
September 3, 2013
Or the court could overturn Prop 8, guaranteeing gay couples the right to marry in California.Supreme Court Cheat Sheet: Six Crucial Questions on Gay Marriage
March 26, 2013
What about the United States guaranteeing a peace agreement?Barack Obama’s Cairo Speech, and His Israel Problem
February 25, 2013
At the tribal and the individual levels, the key obstacle is guaranteeing security to those who leave the Taliban.It's All or Nothing in Afghanistan
October 11, 2009
Every fragrance and sound was a messenger, guaranteeing happiness.The Kingdom Round the Corner
The duty of guaranteeing means the duty to accomplish the result.
Railways are important for the guaranteeing of order in the country.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]
The "to-morrow" put in the life, guaranteeing an endless present, endless breathing.Foes
This they have done, guaranteeing the shareholders an interest of six per cent.North America, Volume I (of 2)
- 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 and History for guaranteeing
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.