Search Result for "guarantee": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications;
[syn: guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty]

2. an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true;
- Example: "there is no guarantee that they are not lying"

3. a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults;
[syn: guarantee, guaranty]


VERB (4)

1. give surety or assume responsibility;
- Example: "I vouch for the quality of my products"
[syn: guarantee, vouch]

2. make certain of;
- Example: "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"
- Example: "Preparation will guarantee success!"
[syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure]

3. promise to do or accomplish;
- Example: "guarantee to free the prisoners"
[syn: undertake, guarantee]

4. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of;
- Example: "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"
- Example: "I warrant this information"
[syn: guarantee, warrant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guarantee \Guar`an*tee"\, n.; pl. Guarantees. [For guaranty, prob. influenced by words like assignee, lessee, etc. See Guaranty, and cf. Warrantee.] 1. In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty. [1913 Webster] His interest seemed to be a guarantee for his zeal. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor. --South. [1913 Webster] Note: Guarantor is the correct form in this sense. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) The person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the correlative of guarantor. Syn: Guarantee, Warranty. Usage: A guarantee is an engagement that a certain act will be done or not done in future. A warranty is an engagement as to the qualities or title of a thing at the time of the engagement. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guarantee \Guar"an*tee`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. guaranteed; p, pr. & vb. n. Guaranteeing.] [From Guarantee, n.] In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or in all events; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty. [1913 Webster] The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government. --Constitution of the U. S. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

guarantee n 1: a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications [syn: guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty] 2: an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true; "there is no guarantee that they are not lying" 3: a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults [syn: guarantee, guaranty] v 1: give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products" [syn: guarantee, vouch] 2: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure] 3: promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners" [syn: undertake, guarantee] 4: stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information" [syn: guarantee, warrant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "guarantee": Bible oath, and candle, arm, armor, assert under oath, assurance, assure, attest, avouch, avouchment, avow, back, bail, bailsman, be sponsor for, bless, bond, bondsman, book, certify, champion, cloak, compass about, confirm, copyright, countersecure, countersign, cover, cushion, defend, depone, depose, earnest, endorse, ensure, extrajudicial oath, faith, fence, fend, godfather, godparent, guarantor, guaranty, guard, harbor, haven, indemnity, insurance, insure, insurer, ironclad oath, judicial oath, keep, keep from harm, kiss the book, loyalty oath, mainpernor, make a promise, make certain, make safe, make sure, mortgagor, nestle, oath, oath of allegiance, oath of office, obligation, official oath, parole, patent, pledge, plight, police, promise, protect, register, ride shotgun for, safeguard, screen, secure, security, shelter, shield, shroud, sign, sign for, solemn declaration, solemn oath, sponsor, stand behind, stand up for, stocks and bonds, subscribe to, surety, swear, swear by bell, swear the truth, swear to, swear to God, swear to goodness, test oath, testify, tie, token, troth, undersign, undertake, undertaking, underwrite, underwriter, vouch, vouch for, vow, warrant, warrantor, warranty, word, word of honor
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GUARANTEE, contracts. He lo whom a guaranty is made. 2. The guarantee is entitled to receive payment, in the first place, from the debtor, and, secondly, from the guarantor. He must be careful not to give time beyond that stipulated in the original agreement, to the debtor, without the consent of the guarantor; the guarantee should, at the instance of the guarantor, bring an action against the principal for the recovery of the debt. 2 Johns. Oh. R. 554; 17 Johns. R. 384; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 116; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 33; 2 Bro. C. C. 579, 582; 2 Ves. jr. 542. But the mere omission of the guarantee to sue the principal debtor will not, in general, discharge the guarantor. 8 Serg. & Rawle, 112; 3 Yeates, R. 157; 6 Binn. R. 292, 300.




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