guarantee: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gar"un-tē'), [key]
— n., v., -teed, -tee•ing.
- a promise or assurance, esp. 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.
- 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 fol. by a clause as object): I guarantee that I'll be there.
- guarantee (Thesaurus)