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guarantee against something

to certify that something bad will not happen. No one can guarantee against that happening. I can't guarantee against something going wrong.

guarantee something against something (for something)

to certify that something will not fail, break, or wear out, usually for a period of time. We guarantee this radio against defects for one year. I bought a service contract to guarantee my car against defects.
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What guarantee have I that you would not take my money and then do as you pleased with me and mine regardless of your promise?
I guarantee to name the person, or the persons, on whom the suspicion really rests.
Bryce had died abroad--an unsatisfactory affair--and as there seemed little guarantee that the rent would be paid regularly, he cancelled the agreement, and resumed possession himself.
If, for example, two propositions p and q were self-evident, and it were also self-evident that p and q could not both be true, that would condemn self-evidence as a guarantee of truth.
As an initial guarantee, therefore, neither self-evidence nor subjective certainty can be accepted as adequate.
The relic of barbarism, the primitive commune with each guarantee for all, will disappear of itself; serfdom has been abolished--there remains nothing but free labor, and its fomms are fixed and ready made, and must be adopted.
I had long since learnt to understand, composedly and as a matter of course, that my situation in life was considered a guarantee against any of my female pupils feeling more than the most ordinary interest in me, and that I was admitted among beautiful and captivating women much as a harmless domestic animal is admitted among them.
A person who can't pay, gets another person who can't pay, to guarantee that he can pay.
It is one of the first conditions of enjoying a book, as it is of all successful hypnotism, that the reader surrenders up his will to the writer, who, of course, guarantees to return it to him at the close of the volume.
And might it not be well at the same time to provide by law for the enforcement of that clause in the Constitution which guarantees that "the citizen of each State shall be entitled to all privileged and immunities of citizens in the several States?
In fact, girt about as she was, breezy and exposed to the sun's hot rays, she seemed to offer to gardeners so many more guarantees of success than other places, with their heavy sea air, and their scorching heat.
Guarantee Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Guarantee Insurance Group, underwrites workers' compensation insurance in 31 states including the District of Columbia.
BEIRUT: Figures released by the Kafalat Corporation indicate that loans extended to small and medium companies under the guarantee of Kafalat totaled LL107.
To claim a deduction, the taxpayer must show that the guarantee was made in the course of his or her trade or business or in a transaction entered into for profit; see Regs.
The historical nature of the base guarantee formula means that tong-time participants--often Larger, more established public and private institutions--receive a larger share of the campus-based aid funds than institutions new to the programs.