guarantee


guarantee
guar|an|tee1 W3S2 [ˌgærənˈti:] v [T]
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1.)
a) to promise to do something or to promise that something will happen
guarantee (that)
I guarantee you'll love this film.
guarantee sb sth
If you send the application form in straight away, I can guarantee you an interview.
guarantee to do sth
I cannot guarantee to work for more than a year.
The law guarantees equal rights for men and women.
b) to make a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it breaks within a specific period of time
All our products are fully guaranteed .
guarantee sth against sth
The stereo is guaranteed against failure for a year.
2.) ¦(LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE)¦
to promise that you will pay back money that someone else has borrowed, if they do not pay it back themselves
The bank will only lend me money if my parents guarantee the loan.
3.) ¦(CERTAIN)¦
to make it certain that something will happen
In movies, talent by no means guarantees success.
guarantee that
The built-in thermostat guarantees that the water remains at the same temperature all the time.
be guaranteed to do sth
This latest incident is guaranteed to make the situation worse.
be guaranteed sth
Even if you complete your training, you aren't guaranteed a job.
guarantee 2
guarantee2 S2 n
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Probably from guaranty]
1.) a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it breaks within a specific period of time
They offer a two-year guarantee on all their electrical goods.
come with/carry a guarantee
Our computers come with a one year guarantee.
under guarantee
Is your TV under guarantee (=protected by a guarantee) ?
a money-back guarantee
2.) a formal promise that something will be done
guarantee of
I'm afraid there's no guarantee of success.
guarantee that
I cannot give a guarantee that there will be no redundancies.
3.)
a) a promise that you will pay back money that someone else has used or borrowed, if they do not pay it themselves
b) something valuable that you give to someone to keep until you have done something you promised to do
The bank is holding the airline's assets as guarantees.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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