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a promise or assurance, especially one in writing, that something is of specified quality, content, benefit, etc., or that it will perform satisfactorily for a given length of time: a money-back guarantee.
guaranty ( defs 1, 2 ).
something that assures a particular outcome or condition: Wealth is no guarantee of happiness.
a person who gives a guarantee or guaranty; guarantor.
a person to whom a guarantee is made.
verb (used with object), guaranteed, guaranteeing.
to secure, as by giving or taking security.
to make oneself answerable for (something) on behalf of someone else who is primarily responsible: to guarantee the fulfillment of a contract.
to undertake to ensure for another, as rights or possessions.
to serve as a warrant or guaranty for.
to engage to protect or indemnify: to guarantee a person against loss.
to engage (to do something).
to promise (usually followed by a clause as object): I guarantee that I'll be there.

1670–80; alteration of guaranty

nonguarantee, noun
preguarantee, noun, verb (used with object), preguaranteed, preguaranteeing.
quasi-guaranteed, adjective
reguarantee, noun, verb (used with object), reguaranteed, reguaranteeing.
superguarantee, noun, verb, superguaranteed, superguaranteeing.
unguaranteed, adjective

guarantee, guaranty, warrantee, warranty. Unabridged
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guarantee (ˌɡærənˈtiː)
1.  a formal assurance, esp in writing, that a product, service, etc, will meet certain standards or specifications
2.  law a promise, esp a collateral agreement, to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another
3.  a.  a person, company, etc, to whom a guarantee is made
 b.  a person, company, etc, who gives a guarantee
4.  a person who acts as a guarantor
5.  something that makes a specified condition or outcome certain
6.  a variant spelling of guaranty
vb (usually foll by from or against) , -tees, -teeing, -teed
7.  (also tr) to take responsibility for (someone else's debts, obligations, etc)
8.  to serve as a guarantee for
9.  to secure or furnish security for: a small deposit will guarantee any dress
10.  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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Word Origin & History

1679, perhaps via Sp. garante, from O.Fr. guarantie, pp. of fem. guarantir "to protect," from guarant "warrant," from Frank. *warjand-s, from P.Gmc. *war-, from PIE base *wer- "to cover" (see warrant). For form evolution, see gu-. Originally "person
giving something as security," sense of the "pledge" itself (which is properly a guarranty) first recorded 1786. The verb is attested from 1791.
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