Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you guarantee something, you make a formal promise that something will happen or be done. (noun) A guarantee is a formal promise that something will happen or be done.

Examples: (verb) The government couldn’t guarantee that there would be enough housing for the immigrants. (verb) The European Convention on Human Rights, guarantees the right to give and receive information. (noun) The plan only operates for five years, with no guarantee of continuation. (noun) Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech are common in democracies.

Synonyms: nouns: warranty, assurance, contract. verbs: ensure, promise.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 C

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