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guarantee

1 verb
     
Related topics: Law
guar‧an‧tee1 S2 W3 [transitive]
1
a) to promise to do something or to promise that something will happen
guarantee (that)
I guarantee you'll love this film.
guarantee somebody something
If you send the application form in straight away, I can guarantee you an interview.
guarantee to do something
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 something against something
The stereo is guaranteed against failure for a year.
2SCL

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 something
This latest incident is guaranteed to make the situation worse.
be guaranteed something
Even if you complete your training, you aren't guaranteed a job.

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