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warrant

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
  • some employees suspected that the supervisor had no warrant from the CEO for instituting the draconian work rules

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warrant

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Synonyms & Antonyms of warrant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to assume responsibility for the satisfactory quality or performance of
  • the computer company unconditionally warrants all of its products for one full year

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2 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
  • the state constitution warrants these measures

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3 to have as a requirement
  • the situation warrants your immediate attention

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4 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • we'll all be dead before that happens, I warrant

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5 to give official or legal power to
  • bailiffs are warranted to enforce the subpoena

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“Warrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/warrant. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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