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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web How To Avoid Car Buyer's Remorse There’s no guaranteed way to avoid buyer’s remorse. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 27 Mar. 2023 Exclusive rights free agents sign non-guaranteed, minimum salary deals and cannot negotiate with other teams once tendered. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 8 Mar. 2023 Organizers expect more than 100,000 attendees, with tickets starting at $500 for standing space with no guaranteed view of the track. The New York Times, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 Experiments in guaranteed income, sometimes called basic income, have risen in popularity, sprouting in cities and counties across the U.S. in recent years. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 10 Oct. 2022 However, guaranteed income is not supported by all. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 15 Feb. 2023 That would mean Social Security and Medicare would be subjected to annual budget deliberations, a move that could upend guaranteed benefits relied upon by millions of Americans. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2022 Watford’s deal is worth $5.8 million and includes two non-guaranteed years. oregonlive, 21 Feb. 2022 With each telling, Horton has further embraced her role as a spokeswoman for guaranteed income. Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 2 Apr. 2023.

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