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English noun: guarantee

1. guarantee (communication) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

Synonymswarrant, warrantee, warranty

Broader (hypernym)assurance, pledge

Narrower (hyponym)deposit, security, stock warrant, surety

2. guarantee (communication) an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true

SamplesThere is no guarantee that they are not lying.

Broader (hypernym)assurance, pledge

Narrower (hyponym)full faith and credit, safety net

3. guarantee (possession) a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults


Broader (hypernym)collateral

English verb: guarantee

1. guarantee (communication) give surety or assume responsibility

SamplesI vouch for the quality of my products.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)pledge, plight

Narrower (hyponym)bail, secure, stipulate

Verb groupassure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure

2. guarantee (communication) make certain of

SamplesThis nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us.
Preparation will guarantee success!.

Synonymsassure, ensure, insure, secure

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)doom, make

Verb groupguarantee, vouch

3. guarantee (communication) promise to do or accomplish

SamplesGuarantee to free the prisoners.

ExamplesThey guarantee the money to them , They guarantee them the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)assure, promise

Narrower (hyponym)subvent, subvention, underwrite

4. guarantee (communication) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

SamplesThe dealer warrants all the cars he sells.
I warrant this information.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

Narrower (hyponym)certify, cover, endorse, indorse, insure, underwrite

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