guarantee


guarantee
guar|an|tee1 [ ,gerən`ti ] noun count **
1. ) something that makes it certain that something will happen:
guarantee of: Massive investment is no guarantee of success.
guarantee against: Being with you is my guarantee against them harming me.
guarantee (that): Going to court is the best guarantee that you will both be treated fairly.
2. ) an agreement that if something you buy does not work, it will be repaired or replaced, or you can have your money back: WARRANTY:
Many companies offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
under guarantee (=protected by a company's guarantee): My watch is still under guarantee, so they'll fix it for free.
something carries a guarantee: Window frames carry a thirty year guarantee against rot or decay.
a ) a document containing a guarantee
3. ) an agreement to pay back money that someone owes if they cannot pay it back themselves:
The bank requires a guarantee for its loans.
4. ) a promise that something will definitely happen:
guarantee (that): The company has given a guarantee that there will be no layoffs.
guarantee against: The tribes wanted secure guarantees against future invasions.
guarantee of: The university insisted on a written guarantee of good conduct from his uncle.
cast-iron guarantee (=one that is completely reliable): We need a cast-iron guarantee that the trade in endangered animals will stop.
give (someone) a guarantee: I can't give you any guarantees at the moment.
guarantee
guar|an|tee 2 [ ,gerən`ti ] verb transitive **
▸ 1 make something happen
▸ 2 promise something
▸ 3 protect against harm
▸ 4 pay money someone else owes
▸ 5 agree to repair/replace
1. ) to make it certain that something will happen or exist: ASSURE:
Our agency provides help for small businesses, but it cannot guarantee their success.
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 (that): We can't guarantee that you are going to get the cheapest tickets possible.
guarantee someone something: This win guarantees them a place in the finals.
a ) be guaranteed to do something used for saying that something will definitely happen:
You're guaranteed to lose on those machines.
People can't be guaranteed to do the right thing.
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 help you get better grades.
a ) to promise someone that they will have something or 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. ) guarantee against to protect something or someone against damage or harm
4. ) to agree to pay back the money that someone else owes if they cannot pay it back themselves:
The loan was guaranteed by his parents.
a ) if a valuable object guarantees something, it is given to someone until you have paid the money you owe or done the thing that you promised to do:
I used my own personal assets as security to guarantee the loan.
5. ) to agree to repair or replace something 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 rust.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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