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Meaning of GUARANTEE

Pronunciation:  `garun'tee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
  2. [n]  a pledge that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"
  3. [n]  a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults
  4. [v]  promise or guarantee
  5. [v]  give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products"
  6. [v]  make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
  7. [v]  stand behind

GUARANTEE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: guaranty, undertake, vouch, warrant, warrant, warrantee, warranty
 See Also: assurance, assure, back, bail, certify, collateral, cover, deposit, endorse, make, pledge, pledge, plight, plump for, plunk for, promise, safety net, security, stipulate, stock warrant, subvent, support, surety, underwrite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Guar`an*tee"\, n.; pl. {Guarantees}. [For guaranty,
    prob. influenced by words like assignee, lessee, etc. See
    {Guaranty}, and cf. {Warrantee}.]
    1. In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the
       payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in
       case of the failure of another person, who is, in the
       first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an
       engagement which secures or insures another against a
       contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty.
             His interest seemed to be a guarantee for his zeal.
    2. One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another
       performed; a guarantor. --South.
    Note: Guarantor is the correct form in this sense.
    3. (Law) The person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the
       correlative of guarantor.
    Syn: {Guarantee}, {Warranty.}
    Usage: A guarantee is an engagement that a certain act will
           be done or not done in future. A warranty is an
           engagement as to the qualities or title of a thing at
           the time of the engagement.
  2. \Guar"an*tee`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {guaranteed}; p,
    pr. & vb. n. {Guaranteeing}.] [From {Guarantee}, n.]
    In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the
    payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another
    person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim,
    etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all
    avents; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or
    secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to
    guarantee the execution of a treaty.
          The United States shall guarantee to every State in
          this Union a republican form of government.
                                                   of the U. S.
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