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GUARANTEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guarantee mean? 

GUARANTEE (noun)
  The noun GUARANTEE has 3 senses:

1. a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
2. a pledge that something will happen or that something is true
3. a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

  Familiarity information: GUARANTEE used as a noun is uncommon.


GUARANTEE (verb)
  The verb GUARANTEE has 4 senses:

1. give surety or assume responsibility
2. make certain of
3. promise to do or accomplish
4. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

  Familiarity information: GUARANTEE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUARANTEE (noun)


Sense 1guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

guarantee; warranty; warrantee; warrant

Hypernyms ("guarantee" is a kind of...):

assurance; pledge (a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guarantee"):

security; surety (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)


Sense 2guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pledge that something will happen or that something is true

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

there is no guarantee that they are not lying

Hypernyms ("guarantee" is a kind of...):

assurance; pledge (a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guarantee"):

safety net (a guarantee of professional or financial security)


Sense 3guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

guaranty; guarantee

Hypernyms ("guarantee" is a kind of...):

collateral (a security pledged for the repayment of a loan)


GUARANTEE (verb)


Sense 1guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give surety or assume responsibility

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

guarantee; vouch

Context example:

I vouch for the quality of my products

Hypernyms (to "guarantee" is one way to...):

pledge; plight (promise solemnly and formally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guarantee"):

secure (assure payment of)

stipulate (give a guarantee or promise of)

bail (secure the release of (someone) by providing security)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make certain of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

assure; ensure; guarantee; insure; secure

Context examples:

This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us / Preparation will guarantee success!

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guarantee"):

doom (make certain of the failure or destruction of)

make (assure the success of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Promise to do or accomplish

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

guarantee; undertake

Context example:

guarantee to free the prisoners

Hypernyms (to "guarantee" is one way to...):

assure; promise (make a promise or commitment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guarantee"):

subvent; subvention; underwrite (guarantee financial support of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence examples:

They guarantee the money to them
They guarantee them the money


Sense 4guarantee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

warrant; guarantee

Context examples:

The dealer warrants all the cars he sells / I warrant this information

Hypernyms (to "guarantee" is one way to...):

back; endorse; indorse; plump for; plunk for; support (be behind; approve of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guarantee"):

cover; insure; underwrite (protect by insurance)

certify; endorse; indorse (guarantee as meeting a certain standard)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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