guar·​an·​teed | \ ˌger-ən-ˈtēd How to pronounce guaranteed (audio) , ˌgär-, ˌga-rən- also ˈger-ən-ˌtēd or ˈgär-ən-, ˈga-rən- \

Definition of guaranteed

1 : 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
2 : 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

First Known Use of guaranteed

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Guaranteed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of guaranteed

: protected or promised by a guarantee
: certain to happen or to do something

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