Word Usage

Warranty vs. Guarantee

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Although warranty and guarantee have similar meanings they cannot be used interchangeably.

Dictionary.com defines warranty and guarantee as follows:

A warranty is “a promise or guarantee given.” A warranty is usually a written guarantee for a product, and it holds the maker of the product responsible to repair or replace a defective product or its parts. It is only used as a noun.

A guarantee is the promise included in the formal (and legal) warranty.

Unless we are talking about a money-back guarantee, Dragoman prefers translating the Turkish word garanti into English not as guarantee but as warranty.