guar·​an·​teed ˌger-ən-ˈtēd How to pronounce guaranteed (audio)
 also  ˈger-ən-ˌtēd,
 or  ˈgär-ən-,
: assured with a guarantee (see guarantee entry 2 sense 3) : protected or promised by a guarantee
a guaranteed annual wage
a guaranteed loan
In some California locales … public-safety workers can pull down truly swank livings, given their salaries, health benefits and guaranteed pension payouts.Amanda Ripley
: certain to have a specified result or effect
… the structural imbalance between rich cities and poor countrysides produces economic relations guaranteed to bring out the worst in people.Raj Patel
She transforms the discussion of ideas into a gratuitous spectacle of anger and aggression guaranteed to elevate the Nielsen ratings …Daniel Harris

Examples of guaranteed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, when development slows, so does the collection of in-lieu fees, and there’s no guaranteed source of the money. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2024 All of this is part of a coordinated push, says Harish Patel, a vice president with the Economic Security Project, which advocates for guaranteed income. Jennifer Ludden, NPR, 3 May 2024 There’s no guaranteed way to get invited to the Met Gala. Cady Lang, TIME, 2 May 2024 Federal pandemic funding has prompted dozens of cities and counties across the country to implement guaranteed income programs as ways to reduce poverty, lessen inequality and get people working. Juan Lozano, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 He’s got one year left on his contract and no guaranteed money remaining. Parker Gabriel, The Denver Post, 30 Jan. 2024 That’s five more years of peril for Florida farm laborers, roofers and others who routinely endure life-threatening conditions without guaranteed breaks or access to shade and water. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2024 Experts recommend following guidelines to the best of your ability, but note that there is no guaranteed way to prevent cancer—only lower the risk. Kristen Fischer, Health, 6 Dec. 2023 Research also shows guaranteed income improves recipients' physical and psychological health by reducing stress and anxiety. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 16 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of guaranteed was in 1735

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Cite this Entry

“Guaranteed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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