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guarantee

a promise or assurance of quality or durability: It has a one-year guarantee that covers parts and labor.
Not to be confused with:
guaranty – a warrant; pledge; something taken as security: He left his gold watch as a guaranty that he would bring the car back.
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guar·an·tee

 (găr′ən-tē′)
n.
1. Something that assures a particular outcome or condition: Lack of interest is a guarantee of failure.
2.
a. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
b. A pledge that something will be performed in a specified manner.
3. A guarantor.
4. A guaranty.
tr.v. guar·an·teed, guar·an·tee·ing, guar·an·tees
1. To assume responsibility for the debt, default, or miscarriage of.
2. To assume responsibility for the quality or performance of: guarantee a product.
3. To undertake to do, accomplish, or ensure (something) for another: guaranteed to free the captives; guarantees freedom of speech.
4. To make certain: The rain guarantees a good crop this year.
5. To guaranty.
6. To furnish security for.
7. To express or declare with conviction: I guarantee that you'll like this book.

[Alteration of Middle English garant, warranty, from Old French; see guaranty.]
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guarantee

(ˌɡærənˈtiː)
n
1. (Commerce) a formal assurance, esp in writing, that a product, service, etc, will meet certain standards or specifications
2. (Law) law a promise, esp a collateral agreement, to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another
3. (Commerce)
a. a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
b. a person, company, etc, who gives a guarantee
4. (Commerce) a person who acts as a guarantor
5. something that makes a specified condition or outcome certain
6. a variant spelling of guaranty
vb (mainly tr) , -tees, -teeing or -teed
7. (also tr) to take responsibility for (someone else's debts, obligations, etc)
8. to serve as a guarantee for
9. (Commerce) to secure or furnish security for: a small deposit will guarantee any dress.
10. (usually foll by: from or against) to undertake to protect or keep secure, as against injury, loss, etc
11. to ensure: good planning will guarantee success.
12. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to promise or make certain
[C17: perhaps from Spanish garante or French garant, of Germanic origin; compare warrant]
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guar•an•tee

(ˌgær ənˈti)

n., v. -teed, -tee•ing. n.
1. a promise, esp. one in writing, that something is of specified quality, content, benefit, etc., or will perform satisfactorily for a given length of time: a money-back guarantee on an appliance.
3. something that assures a particular outcome or condition: Wealth is no guarantee of happiness.
4. a person who gives a guarantee or guaranty; guarantor.
5. a person to whom a guarantee is made.
v.t.
6. to secure, as by giving or taking security.
7. to make oneself answerable for (something) on behalf of someone.
8. to undertake to ensure for another, as rights or possessions.
9. to serve as a warrant or guaranty for.
10. to indemnify: to guarantee a person against loss.
11. to engage (to do something).
12. to promise (usu. fol. by a clause as object): I guarantee that I'll be there.
[1670–80; alter. of guaranty]
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guarantee


Past participle: guaranteed
Gerund: guaranteeing

Imperative
guarantee
guarantee
Present
I guarantee
you guarantee
he/she/it guarantees
we guarantee
you guarantee
they guarantee
Preterite
I guaranteed
you guaranteed
he/she/it guaranteed
we guaranteed
you guaranteed
they guaranteed
Present Continuous
I am guaranteeing
you are guaranteeing
he/she/it is guaranteeing
we are guaranteeing
you are guaranteeing
they are guaranteeing
Present Perfect
I have guaranteed
you have guaranteed
he/she/it has guaranteed
we have guaranteed
you have guaranteed
they have guaranteed
Past Continuous
I was guaranteeing
you were guaranteeing
he/she/it was guaranteeing
we were guaranteeing
you were guaranteeing
they were guaranteeing
Past Perfect
I had guaranteed
you had guaranteed
he/she/it had guaranteed
we had guaranteed
you had guaranteed
they had guaranteed
Future
I will guarantee
you will guarantee
he/she/it will guarantee
we will guarantee
you will guarantee
they will guarantee
Future Perfect
I will have guaranteed
you will have guaranteed
he/she/it will have guaranteed
we will have guaranteed
you will have guaranteed
they will have guaranteed
Future Continuous
I will be guaranteeing
you will be guaranteeing
he/she/it will be guaranteeing
we will be guaranteeing
you will be guaranteeing
they will be guaranteeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guaranteeing
you have been guaranteeing
he/she/it has been guaranteeing
we have been guaranteeing
you have been guaranteeing
they have been guaranteeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guaranteeing
you will have been guaranteeing
he/she/it will have been guaranteeing
we will have been guaranteeing
you will have been guaranteeing
they will have been guaranteeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guaranteeing
you had been guaranteeing
he/she/it had been guaranteeing
we had been guaranteeing
you had been guaranteeing
they had been guaranteeing
Conditional
I would guarantee
you would guarantee
he/she/it would guarantee
we would guarantee
you would guarantee
they would guarantee
Past Conditional
I would have guaranteed
you would have guaranteed
he/she/it would have guaranteed
we would have guaranteed
you would have guaranteed
they would have guaranteed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guarantee - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specificationsguarantee - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
surety, security - a guarantee that an obligation will be met
deposit - a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
stock warrant - a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
2.guarantee - an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"
safety net - a guarantee of professional or financial security
full faith and credit - a guarantee to pay interest and principal on debt; usually issued by the United States Treasury
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
3.guarantee - a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaultsguarantee - a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults
collateral - a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
Verb1.guarantee - give surety or assume responsibilityguarantee - give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products"
pledge, plight - promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife"
bail - secure the release of (someone) by providing security
assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure - make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
stipulate - give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"
secure - assure payment of
2.guarantee - make certain ofguarantee - make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
guarantee, vouch - give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products"
doom - make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This decision will doom me to lose my position"
make - assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!"
3.guarantee - promise to do or accomplishguarantee - promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners"
promise, assure - make a promise or commitment
subvent, subvention, underwrite - guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was subvented by a bank"
4.guarantee - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
underwrite, insure, cover - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
endorse, indorse, certify - guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

guarantee

verb
1. ensure, secure, assure, warrant, insure, make certain Surplus resources alone do not guarantee growth.
2. promise, pledge, undertake, swear We guarantee to refund your money if you are not delighted with your purchase.
noun
1. promise, word, pledge, undertaking, assurance, certainty, covenant, word of honour We can give no guarantee that their demands will be met.
2. warranty, contract, bond, guaranty The goods were still under guarantee.
3. security, earnest, collateral, surety He had to give a personal guarantee on the loan to his company.
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guarantee

noun
1. An assumption of responsibility, as one given by a manufacturer, for the quality, worth, or durability of a product:
2. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:
verb
1. To give a promise of payment of:
2. To assume responsibility for the quality, worth, or durability of:
3. To render certain:
Informal: cinch.
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Translations
يَضْمَنضَمانضمانَه، كفالَهيَكْفَل
zárukaručitručitelzajistitzaručit
garantigaranterelovesikkerhedforsikre
tagamatagatis
taatatakuu
jamčitijamstvo
garanciagarantálkezesszavatolbiztosít
ábyrgî, ábyrgîarsamningurábyrgjast, tryggjatryggingvera í ábyrgî
保証保証する
보증보증하다
duoti garantijągarantijalaiduoti
dot garantijugalvotgarantētgarantija
mať zárukuzaručiť
jamčitijamstvo
garantigarantera
การรับประกันรับประกัน
garantigaranti etmekgaranti vermek/etmek
bảo đảmsự bảo đảm

guarantee

[ˌgærənˈtiː]
A. N
1. (gen) (Comm) → garantía f; (= surety) → caución f
it is under guaranteeestá bajo garantía
there is no guarantee thatno hay seguridad de que + subjun
I give you my guaranteese lo aseguro
2. (= guarantor) → fiador(a) m/f
B. VT (Comm) [+ goods] → garantizar (against contra) (= ensure) [+ service, delivery] → asegurar; (= make o.s. responsible for) [+ debt] → ser fiador de
guaranteed for three monthsgarantizado durante tres meses
I guarantee thatles garantizo que ...
I can't guarantee good weatherno respondo del tiempo
he can't guarantee that he'll comeno está seguro de poder venir
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guarantee

[ˌgærənˈtiː]
n
(COMMERCE) (= promise in writing) → garantie f
a five-year guarantee → une garantie de cinq ans
(= assurance) → garantie f
to want a guarantee of sth → vouloir qch en garantie
The refugees want a guarantee of safe passage → Les réfugiés veulent un laissez-passer en garantie.
a guarantee that ... → une garantie que ...
we can give no guarantee that ... → nous ne pouvons garantir que ...
it's no guarantee of success → ce n'est pas une garantie de succès
vt
(= promise) → garantir
to guarantee (that) ... → garantir que ...
I can't guarantee he'll come → Je ne peux pas garantir qu'il viendra.
[+ safety] → garantir
(= ensure) [+ success, happiness] → garantir
to guarantee that sth will happen → garantir que qch arrivera, assurer que qch arrivera
(COMMERCE) [+ product, service] → garantir
to guarantee to do sth → garantir de faire qch
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guarantee

n
(Comm) → Garantie f; (= guarantee slip)Garantie (→ schein m) f; to have or carry a 6-month guarantee6 Monate Garantie haben; there is a year’s guarantee on this watchauf der Uhr ist ein Jahr Garantie; while it is still under guaranteesolange noch Garantie darauf ist; to sell something with a money-back guaranteevolles Rückgaberecht beim Verkauf von etw garantieren
(= promise)Garantie f(of für); that’s no guarantee that …das heißt noch lange nicht, dass …; it will be sent today, I give you my guarantee or you have my guaranteees wird heute noch abgeschickt, das garantiere ich Ihnen
(Jur) = guaranty
vt
(Comm) → garantieren
(= promise, ensure)garantieren (sb sth jdm etw); (= take responsibility for)garantieren für; I can’t guarantee (that) he will be any goodich kann nicht dafür garantieren, dass er gut ist; I guarantee to come tomorrowich komme garantiert morgen
(Jur) → garantieren, gewährleisten; loan, debtbürgen für
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guarantee

[ˌgærnˈtiː]
1. ngaranzia; (guarantor) → garante m/f, mallevadore m
a year's guarantee (on appliances, watch) → un anno di garanzia
there's no guarantee that it won't happen again → nessuno ti garantisce che non accadrà di nuovo
2. vt (gen) → garantire
I can't guarantee that he did it → non posso garantire che lo abbia fatto
he can't guarantee (that) he'll come → non può garantire che verrà
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

guarantee

(garənˈtiː) noun
1. a statement by the maker that something will work for a certain period of time. This guarantee is valid for one year.
2. a thing that makes something likely or certain. It is no guarantee against failure.
verb
1. to act as, or give, a guarantee. This watch is guaranteed for six months.
2. to state that something is true, definite etc. I can't guarantee that what he told me is correct.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

guarantee

ضَمان, يَضْمَن zaručit, záruka garantere, garanti Garantie, garantieren εγγύηση, εγγυώμαι garantía, garantizar taata, takuu garantie, garantir jamčiti, jamstvo garantire, garanzia 保証, 保証する 보증, 보증하다 garanderen, garantie garantere, garanti gwarancja, zagwarantować garantia, garantir гарантия, обеспечивать garantera, garanti การรับประกัน, รับประกัน garanti, garanti etmek bảo đảm, sự bảo đảm 担保
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

guarantee

n. garantía;
vt. garantizar; acreditar.
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