Definition of Guarantee

1. Noun. A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications.

Exact synonyms: Warrant, Warrantee, Warranty
Specialized synonyms: Security, Surety, Deposit, Stock Warrant
Generic synonyms: Assurance, Pledge
Derivative terms: Warrant

2. Verb. Give surety or assume responsibility. "I vouch for the quality of my products"
Exact synonyms: Vouch
Generic synonyms: Pledge, Plight
Specialized synonyms: Bail, Stipulate, Secure
Related verbs: Assure, Ensure, Insure, Secure
Derivative terms: Voucher

3. Noun. An unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true. "There is no guarantee that they are not lying"
Specialized synonyms: Safety Net, Full Faith And Credit
Generic synonyms: Assurance, Pledge

4. Verb. Make certain of. "Preparation will guarantee success!"
Exact synonyms: Assure, Ensure, Insure, Secure
Related verbs: Vouch
Specialized synonyms: Doom, Make

5. Noun. A collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults.
Exact synonyms: Guaranty
Generic synonyms: Collateral

6. Verb. Promise to do or accomplish. "They guarantee them the money"; "Guarantee to free the prisoners"
Exact synonyms: Undertake
Generic synonyms: Assure, Promise
Specialized synonyms: Subvent, Subvention, Underwrite

7. Verb. Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of. "I warrant this information"
Exact synonyms: Warrant
Specialized synonyms: Cover, Insure, Underwrite, Certify, Endorse, Indorse
Generic synonyms: Back, Endorse, Indorse, Plump For, Plunk For, Support
Derivative terms: Guarantor, Warrant, Warrantee, Warranter, Warrantor

Definition of Guarantee

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. 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 events; 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.

Definition of Guarantee

1. Noun. Anything that assures a certain outcome. ¹

2. Noun. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly. ¹

3. Noun. A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor. ¹

4. Verb. To assure that something will get done right. ¹

5. Verb. To assume responsibility for a debt. ¹

6. Verb. To make something certain. ¹

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Definition of Guarantee

1. [v -TEED, -TEEING, -TEES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guarantee

guanylyl imidodiphosphate
guar gum
guarantee (current term)
guaranteed arrival
guaranteed equity bond
guard's van

Literary usage of Guarantee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"Treaties of guarantee are conventions by objects of which one of the parties engages ... In the latter case, the single guarantors may give their guarantee ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"If under seal, a guarantee requires sometimes an ad valorem stamp and some- limes a ... The liability incurred by a surety under his guarantee depends ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"spec, spite. guarantee, vt undertake, maure or ensure, assure, ... I. Of the act: guarantee, undertaking, warranty; spec, security, insurance, ..."

4. Elements of International Law: With a Sketch of the History of the Science by Henry Wheaton (1836)
"The guarantee may also be contained in a distinct and separate convention, ... It then becomes an accessary obligation.11 The guarantee may be stipulated by ..."

5. Canada Year Book by Statistics Canada (1908)
"Business in Canada of guarantee, accident, plate glass, ... 1 Number of policies new and renewed and in force of the guarantee Co. of NA not included. a ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"The acceptor's right to the benefit of a guarantee given to him is not transferred to a holder of the bill (r), unless the guarantee be given for the ..."

7. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall, Alexander Pearce Higgins (1917)
"PART II treaty of guarantee. Treaties of guarantee are agreements CHAP, x through which powers engage, either by an independent treaty to maintain a given ..."

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