guaranteeguar‧an‧tee1 /ˌɡærənˈtiː/ ●●○S3W3AWL verb [transitive]1a)to promise to do something or to promise that something will happenguarantee (that)I guarantee you’ll love this film.guarantee somebody somethingIf you send the application form in straight away, I can guarantee you an interview.guarantee to do somethingI cannot guarantee to work for more than a year.The law guarantees equal rights for men and women.b)to make a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it breaks within a specificperiod of timeAll our products are fully guaranteed.guarantee something against somethingThe stereo is guaranteed against failure for a year.► see thesaurus at promise2SCLto promise that you will pay back money that someone else has borrowed, if they do not pay it back themselvesThe bank will only lend me money if my parents guarantee the loan.3CERTAINLY/DEFINITELYto make it certain that something will happenIn movies, talent by no means guarantees success.guarantee thatThe built-in thermostat guarantees that the water remains at the same temperature all the time.be guaranteed to do somethingThis latest incident is guaranteed to make the situation worse.be guaranteed somethingEven if you complete your training, you aren’t guaranteed a job.→ See Verb table
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guarantee• The first emigrants to Canada were guaranteed 200 acres of land each.• But uniformity of content and, increasingly, of process has been guaranteed.• There was nothing caught in her throat, absolutely, guaranteed.• A good education doesn't guarantee a good job.• Unisys bought $ 211 million worth of these Executive Life contracts, which guarantee a specific return to investors.• TRESemmé's 4+4 Exothermic permguarantees a strongwave formulation which means the curlstructure lasts the full life of the perm.• Anyone who did this last time would have been guaranteed a win.• And by age 75 they must use most of their pensionfund to buy an annuityguaranteeing an income for life.• The loans are guaranteed by the government.• After all, it is orders that businesses need to provide jobs and to guaranteeemployment.• The king had guaranteed our safety on our journey.• We guarantee that you won't lose your jobs when the company is taken over.• I can't guarantee the plan will work, but I'll give it a try.guarantee something against something• This protectivecoatingguarantees your car againstcorrosion.• All stereo parts are guaranteed againstfailure for a year.be guaranteed to do something• If your string is unequal in diameter along its length, then the overtonesare guaranteed to be off.• Nevertheless, although generalizationsarrived at by legitimateinductions can not be guaranteed to be perfectly true, they are probably true.• Everyone knows the TriangularTradeis guaranteed to bring home the gold.• Going out with friends is guaranteed tocheer you up.• If the costs on the paths are non-decreasing with length then this algorithmis guaranteed to find the cheapest path first.• In this way, we would be guaranteed toproduce 500 men and 500 women.• A day away from presidentialpolitics for a junkieis guaranteed toshiftperspective and challengeperception.• Do not, whatever you do, lay down looserugs, they are guaranteed totrip you up.• Like the other Kodaks, it was not only easy to use but was guaranteed to be successful.guaranteeguarantee2 ●●○AWL noun [countable]1PROMISEa formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it breaks within a specific period of timeSYN warrantyThey offer a two-year guarantee on all their electrical goods.come with/carry a guaranteeOur computers come with a one-year guarantee.under guaranteeIs your TV under guarantee (=protected by a guarantee)?a money-back guarantee2PROMISEa formal promise that something will be doneguarantee ofI’m afraid there’s no guarantee of success.guarantee thatI cannot give a guarantee that there will be no redundancies.3a)PROMISEa promise that you will pay back money that someone else has used or borrowed, if they do not pay it themselvesb)PROMISEsomething valuable that you give to someone to keep until you have done something you promised to doThe bank is holding the airline’s assets as guarantees.COLLOCATIONSverbshave a guaranteeAll our boots have a one-year guarantee for being waterproof.come with/carry a guaranteeThe building work comes with a 30-year guarantee.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + guaranteea one-year/two-year etc guaranteeOur clocks carry a five-year guarantee.a money-back guarantee (=one that gives you back the money you paid if there is a problem)The company offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all its products.a lifetime guarantee (=one that lasts as long as the object your have bought)The binoculars are covered against manufacturing faults by a lifetime guarantee.a full guarantee (=one that covers all problems)A full guarantee comes with every purchase.
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guarantee• The contract contains a guarantee that the building will be finished within 6 months.• After the Second World War, Belgium wanted a guarantee that it would not be invaded again.• It said this document was a guarantee of the pensions.• Neither biological nor culturalevolution is any guarantee that we are inevitably moving towards a better world.• For workers in small firms employment guarantees are very rare, working hours are longer and safety recordspoor.• a loan guarantee• Royalguaranteessecured such a division.• As a member of parliament Mr Berezovsky is theoretically immune from prosecution, but he described this guarantee as worthless.• Is the camera still under guarantee?• But what guarantee is there that technique No. 2 will actually be used?money-back guarantee• Everything comes with a money-back guarantee.• Are they quality products sold at a reasonableprice with a money-back guarantee?• You say you never buy anything without a money-back guarantee?• Some mail-order outletsoffer a 30-day, money-back guarantee.• All refunds under money-back guarantees should be made within the time stated on the ad.give ... guarantee• Nurses in training should be given a guarantee of employment following qualification.• Here the husband had given a guarantee to the bank in support of advances by the bank to a thirdparty.• A privately-owned West End Hotel, extensively modernised giving a guarantee of individualattention to all our guests.• Here too the legatee would be asked to give a guarantee that he would make over the property as requested.From King Business Dictionaryguaranteeguar‧an‧tee1 /ˌgærənˈtiː/ verb [transitive]1to make a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it has a fault within a specific period of time after you buy itguarantee something against somethingThe car’s galvanized bodyshell is guaranteed a full ten years against corrosion.2LAWFINANCEto make a legal promise to repay a loan if the originalborrowerDEFAULTs (=fails to repay it or make interestpayments on it)The loan will be guaranteed by Bangkok Bank.→ See Verb tableguaranteeguarantee2 noun [countable]1a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it has a fault within a specific period of time after you buy itguarantee againstFor new home-owners, some builders have now given a 20-year guarantee against structural defects.be under guaranteeAs the video camera was still under guarantee (=protected by a guarantee), he took it back to the shop to be repaired. →money-back guarantee →performance guarantee2FINANCE an agreement to be responsible for someone else’s promise, especially a promise to repay a loan if the original borrower DEFAULTs (=fails to repay it or make interest payments on it)3FINANCEBANKING money or assets held by an organization until someone has paid their debts, or debts that they might have in the futurecreditor banks holding part of the airline’s assets as guarantees of earlier debts →bank guarantee →cross guarantee →export credit guarantee →loan guaranteeOriginguarantee2(1600-1700) Probably from guaranty