1 written promise by a company

The company offers a full money-back guarantee.

lifetime, three-year, two-year, etc.
carry, come with, have

All our products come with a two-year guarantee.

give (sb), offer (sb)
under guarantee (BrE) (under warranty in AmE)

The car is still under guarantee, so you should be able to get it repaired free of charge.

guarantee against

The window frames carry a 20-year guarantee against rot or decay.

guarantee for

The garage gives a year's guarantee for all repair work.

guarantee on

The contractors offer a full money-back guarantee on all their work.

2 promise that sth will be done/will happen
absolute, firm (esp. BrE)
cast-iron (BrE), ironclad (esp. AmE)
constitutional, federal (esp. AmE), government, legal

The country gives a constitutional guarantee of the rights of minorities.

give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)
demand, want
get, receive

We didn't get any firm guarantee of a loan.

violate (esp. AmE)
guarantee against

There was no guarantee against misuse of the political power.

guarantee for

The demonstrators were demanding guarantees for fair elections.

guarantee of

Arriving early is no longer a guarantee of getting a place.

1 promise to do sth/promise sth will happen

I can absolutely guarantee that you will enjoy the show.


I personally guarantee total and immediate support in all measures undertaken.

constitutionally, federally (both esp. AmE)
be able to, can
be fully guaranteed

All our electrical goods are fully guaranteed.

2 make sth certain to happen
almost, practically, virtually

The complicated electoral system effectively guarantees the president's re-election.


A degree does not automatically guarantee you a job.

by no means, not necessarily

The outcome is by no means guaranteed.

Guarantee is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑amendment, ↑constitution, ↑treaty
Guarantee is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anonymity, ↑confidentiality, ↑delivery, ↑employment, ↑entry, ↑equality, ↑existence, ↑fairness, ↑freedom, ↑future, ↑immunity, ↑impartiality, ↑income, ↑liberty, ↑loan, ↑payment, ↑pension, ↑privacy, ↑profit, ↑representation, ↑return, ↑right, ↑safety, ↑security, ↑service, ↑success

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