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guarantee (something) against (something) for (some length of time)

To confirm or certify that an item or product will not break or deteriorate for a certain length of time (stated after "for"). I hope the company guaranteed your fancy new blender against breaking for at least a year.
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guarantee against (something)

1. To confirm that something, usually something negative, will not happen. I certainly hope that nothing catastrophic happens, but I can't guarantee against it—none of us can.
2. To confirm or certify that an item or product will not break or deteriorate, typically for a certain length of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "guarantee" and "against." I hope the company guaranteed your fancy new blender against breaking for at least a year.
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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.
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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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The service guarantee literature notes that some consumers may react negatively to a service guarantee because of the novelty, because of a belief an implicit guarantee already exists, and because they may feel that the service is not one that should be guaranteed (Hart 1988, 1993, McCollough and Gremler 1999a 1999b).
Susan Davis (D-Calif.) acknowledged that there is a crisis in VA health care without guaranteed funding.
This category also includes claims (42) on, or guaranteed by, a qualifying securities firm (43) incorporated in the United States or other member of the OECD-based group of countries provided that: the qualifying securities firm has a long-term issuer credit rating, or a rating on at least one issue of long-term debt, in one of the three highest investment grade rating categories from a nationally recognized statistical rating organization; or the claim is guaranteed by the firm's parent company and the parent company has such a rating.
Certainly, we need a national approach to guaranteed funds.
How could such double-dealing happen with publicly guaranteed funds?
Where a future obligation is being guaranteed and there is no specification of either the upper limit of the guarantor's exposure or the time limit on the length of the guarantee, the guarantor may withdraw the guarantee.
"You have level term life insurance, and that premium is guaranteed for the stated period, regardless of market conditions.
By doing this, the couple can use the annuity income stream that is guaranteed for life to replace the lost Social Security benefit upon the death of a spouse.
For example, a contract might provide that money invested in the annuity for a period of time will earn a guaranteed minimum rate of return.
that Forsythe and IE guaranteed. The loan guarantee said neither of them would be entitled to reimbursement for any payments they made under the guarantee.
What is needed is a mandatory or guaranteed funding mechanism that ensures veterans get the health care they need.
The bill would allow the SBA to increase its total guaranteed lending in fiscal year 1996 to $12.6 billion from $8.25 billion in fiscal year 1995.
These securities would be guaranteed by the credit of the State of New York or of a state agency.
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