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From Old French guarantie (perhaps via a later Spanish garante), from the verb guarantir (“to protect, assure, vouch for”), ultimately from Old Frankish *warjand, *warand (“a warrant”), or from guaranty. Doublet of guaranty and warranty.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡæɹənˈtiː/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡɛəɹənˈtiː/
- IPA(key): /ˌɡʷ(ɹ)ənˈtiː/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -iː
guarantee (plural guarantees)
- Anything that assures a certain outcome.
- Can you give me a guarantee that he will be fit for the match?
- A legal assurance of something, e.g. a security for the fulfillment of an obligation.
- More specifically, a written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly; a warranty
- The cooker comes with a five-year guarantee.
- The person to whom a guarantee is made.
- (colloquial) A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.
- 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, 6th edition, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: […] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, […], published 1727, →OCLC:
- But God who is the great Guarantee for the Peace , Order , and good behaviour of Mankind
anything that assures a certain outcome
person who gives such a guarantee
guarantee (third-person singular simple present guarantees, present participle guaranteeing, simple past and past participle guaranteed)
- To give an assurance that something will be done right.
- To assume or take responsibility for a debt or other obligation.
- To make something certain.
- The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.
to give an assurance that something will be done right
to assume responsibility for a debt
to make something certain
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- guarantee at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “guarantee”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
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