- n. 保证；担保；保证人；保证书；抵押品
- vt. 保证；担保
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2. guar- (guard) + ant + ee (eye: 眼睛)。
- guarantee:  Guarantee is essentially the same word as warrant, which is of Germanic origin (Germanic initial w- became g(u)- in the Romance languages). It was probably borrowed into English from the Spanish form garante (this is suggested by early spellings garanté and garante in English), and later changed to guarantee through confusion with guaranty  (itself originally a variant of warranty).
- guarantee (n.)
- 1670s, "person that gives security," altered (perhaps via Spanish garante or confusion with legalese ending -ee), from earlier garrant "warrant that the title to a property is true" (early 15c.), from Old French garant "defender, protector; warranty; pledge; justifying evidence," from Germanic (see warrant (n.)). For form evolution, see gu-. Sense of the "pledge" itself (which is properly a guaranty) developed 18c.
- guarantee (v.)
- 1791, "to be surety for," from guarantee (n.). Garanten in this sense is from early 15c. Related: Guaranteed; guaranteeing.
- 1. He argues strongly for retention of NATO as a guarantee of peace.
- 2. We guarantee that you will find a community with which to socialise.
- 3. The Editor can give no guarantee that they will fulfil their obligations.
- 4. He was declared bankrupt after failing to pay a £114m loan guarantee.
- 5. He will sign a personal guarantee to additionally secure the loan.
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