Meaning of GUARANTEE in English


I. |garən.|tē also ÷|gär- or |ger- or ÷|gȧr- noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably alteration (influenced by such words as assignee, lessee ) of guaranty (I)

1. : one who makes a guaranty : one who acts as a surety or gives security (as for a debt)

2. : the act of one who makes a guaranty or acts as a surety : guaranty 1


a. : an agreement by which one person undertakes to secure another in the possession or enjoyment of something

b. : an expressed or implied assurance of the quality of goods offered for sale or the length of satisfactory use to be expected from a product

c. : an expressed assurance of satisfaction with a definite promise of purchase money to be returned or goods to be replaced or other specified assurance

4. : something given by way of security : something made or held as a security : guaranty 3

II. transitive verb

( guaranteed ; guaranteed ; guaranteeing ; guarantees )

1. : to be a guarantee, warranty, or surety for : undertake to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of (another) : become responsible for the fulfillment of (the agreement of another) : assume a suretyship for

2. : to engage for the existence, permanence, or nature of (something) : undertake to do or secure (something)

guarantee the winning of three tricks in a suit by losing the first trick

3. : to give a guaranty to (another) : give or furnish security to : secure

4. : to state or declare with conviction or an air of certainty

he guaranteed that I had had appendicitis several times without knowing it — Arnold Bennett

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