guarantee vs vouch what difference

what is difference between guarantee and vouch

English

Etymology

From Old French guarantie (perhaps via a later Spanish garante), from the verb guarantir (to protect, assure, vouch for), ultimately from Old Frankish *warjand, *warand (a warrant), or from guaranty. Doublet of guaranty and warranty.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡæɹənˈtiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡɛəɹənˈtiː/

Noun

guarantee (plural guarantees)

  1. Anything that assures a certain outcome.
  2. A legal assurance of something, e.g. a security for the fulfillment of an obligation.
  3. More specifically, a written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly; a warranty
  4. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
  5. (colloquial) A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.
    • But God who is the great Guarantee for the Peace , Order , and good behaviour of Mankind

Translations

Verb

guarantee (third-person singular simple present guarantees, present participle guaranteeing, simple past and past participle guaranteed)

  1. To give an assurance that something will be done right.
  2. To assume or take responsibility for a debt or other obligation.
  3. To make something certain.
    The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.

Synonyms

  • assure
  • warrant

Translations

Related terms

  • guaranty
  • guarantor


English

Etymology

From Middle English vouchen, that borrowed from Old French voucher, from Latin vocāre, present active infinitive of vocō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaʊtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊtʃ

Verb

vouch (third-person singular simple present vouches, present participle vouching, simple past and past participle vouched)

  1. To take responsibility for; to express confidence in; to witness; to obtest.
  2. To warrant; to maintain by affirmations
    Synonyms: attest, affirm, avouch
    • October 28, 1705, Francis Atterbury, a sermon
      They made him ashamed first to vouch the truth of the relation, and afterwards to credit it.
  3. To back; to support; to confirm
  4. To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
  5. (obsolete) To call; to summon.
    • 1531, Thomas Elyot, The Boke named the Governour
      [They] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers.
  6. To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
  7. To call as a witness.
  8. To assert; to aver; to declare.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Related terms

  • avouch

Translations

Noun

vouch (plural vouches)

  1. Warrant; attestation.

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