The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warrant \War"rant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warranted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Warranting.] [OE. waranten, OF. warantir, garantir,
guarantir, garentir, garandir, F. garantir to warrant, fr.
OF. warant, garant, guarant, a warrant, a protector, a
defender, F. garant. [root]142. See Warrant, n.]
1. To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to
guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or
forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is
secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his
That show I first my body to warrant. --Chaucer.
I'll warrant him from drowning. --Shak.
In a place
Less warranted than this, or less secure,
I can not be. --Milton.
2. To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain;
to sanction; as, reason warrants it.
True fortitude is seen in great exploits,
That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides.
How little while it is since he went forth out of
his study, -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in
his mouth, I warrant. --Hawthorne.
3. To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by
giving a warrant to.
[My neck is] as smooth as silk, I warrant ye. --L'
(a) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to
(b) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to
the same; to indemnify against loss.
(c) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity
of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n.,
(d) To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is,
to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is
represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make
good any defect or loss incurred by it.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
122 Moby Thesaurus words for "warranted":
accepted, acknowledged, admitted, affianced, affirmed, alleged,
allowed, announced, approved, ascertained, asserted, asseverated,
assured, attested, authenticated, authorized, averred, avouched,
avowed, balanced, betrothed, bound, certain, certified, chartered,
committed, compromised, conceded, confessed, confirmed, contracted,
countersigned, covered, decided, declared, defensible, deposed,
deserved, determinate, determined, due, earned, empowered,
endorsed, enfranchised, engaged, ensured, entitled, enunciated,
equitable, established, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square,
fit, fixed, franchised, good, granted, guaranteed, in the bag,
insured, intended, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal,
level, licensed, made sure, manifestoed, meet, meet and right,
merited, nailed down, notarized, obligated, on ice, open-and-shut,
patented, pledged, plighted, predicated, privileged, professed,
promised, pronounced, proper, proved, qualified, ratified,
received, recognized, right, right and proper, rightful,
sanctioned, sealed, secure, secured, set, settled, signed, square,
stamped, stated, sure, sworn, sworn and affirmed, sworn to, tested,
tried, underwritten, validated, vouched, vouched for, vowed,
warrantable, well-earned, worthy