1 verb (T)
1 PROMISE STH WILL HAPPEN to promise that something will certainly happen or be done: guarantee (that): Take this opportunity, and I guarantee you won't regret it. | guarantee sth: The authorities could not guarantee the safety of the UN observers. | guarantee sb sth: Even if you complete your training I can't guarantee you a job.
2 A PRODUCT to make a formal written promise to repair or replace a product if it has a fault within a specific period of time after you buy it: guarantee sth against: a toaster guaranteed for one year against failure of parts
3 LEGAL to make yourself legally responsible for the payment of money
4 MAKE STH CERTAIN to make it certain that something will happen: She soon learned that marriage does not guarantee happiness.
5 CERTAIN TO DO STH be guaranteed to do sth to be certain to behave, work, or happen in a particular way: If you yell at him, he's guaranteed to do the opposite of what you want.
6 PROTECT guarantee sth against AmE to provide complete protection against harm or damage: Rustshield guarantees your car against corrosion.
2 noun (C)
1 a formal written promise to repair or replace a product without charging, if it has a fault within a specific time after you buy it: The television comes with a two-year guarantee. | be under guarantee (=be protected by a guarantee): Your watch will be repaired free if it's still under guarantee.
2 a formal and firm promise that something will be done or will happen
(+ of): Is there a guarantee of work after training? | give sb a guarantee (that): Can you give me a guarantee that the work will be finished on time? 3
a) an agreement to be responsible for someone else's promise, especially a promise to pay a debt
b) something valuable given to someone to keep until the owner has kept their a promise, especially to pay a debt
—compare security (4), warranty

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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