Company Logo

Definition from macmillandictionary.com

guarantee

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: guarantee /ˌɡærənˈtiː/ 
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyguarantee
he/she/itguarantees
present participleguaranteeing
past tenseguaranteed
past participleguaranteed

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    to make it certain that something will happen or exist

    The government provides help for small businesses, but it cannot guarantee their success.

    guarantee (that):

    We can't guarantee that you will get the cheapest fare possible.

    be guaranteed by/under something:

    Freedom of speech is guaranteed by our constitution.

    The right to a fair trial is guaranteed under Article Six of the convention.

    guarantee someone something:

    This win guarantees them a place in the final.

  2. 2
    to promise that something will happen

    You should pass the test first time, but we can't guarantee it.

    guarantee (that):

    He guaranteed they would be paid on time.

    guarantee to do something:

    Our tutors can virtually guarantee to get you through the exams.

    1. a.
      to promise someone that they will have something or will get something
      guarantee someone something:

      We can guarantee you the very finest standards of service.

      be guaranteed something:

      You're guaranteed a window seat.

  3. 3
    to agree to repair or replace something that someone has bought if it stops working

    All our products are guaranteed for three years.

    guarantee something against something:

    The car's bodywork is fully guaranteed against rusting.

  4. 4
    to agree to pay back the money that someone else owes if they cannot pay it back themselves

    The loan was guaranteed by a Hong Kong property developer.

    1. a.
      if a valuable object guarantees something, it is given to someone until you have paid the money that you owe or have done the thing that you promised to do

      I used my own personal assets as security to guarantee the loan.

phrase

This is the British English definition of guarantee. View American English definition of guarantee