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warrant

verb uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/ us    /ˈwɔːr-/

warrant verb (MAKE NECESSARY)

[T] to make a particular activity necessary: Obviously what she did was wrong, but I don't think it warranted quite such severe punishment. It's a relatively simple task that really doesn't warrant a great deal of time being spent on it.
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warrant verb (PROMISE)

[I or T] old-fashioned to say that you are certain about something

warrant

noun uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/ us    /ˈwɔːr-/

warrant noun (DOCUMENT)

[C] an official document, signed by a judge or other person in authority, which gives the police permission to search someone's home, arrest a person, or take some other action: a search warrant Judge La Riva had issued an arrest warrant/a warrant for his arrest.

warrant noun (REASON)

[U] old-fashioned a reason for doing something: There's no warrant for that sort of behaviour!
Translations of “warrant”
in Spanish justificar, asegurar (que)…
in French justifier, assurer (que)…
in German rechtfertigen, sich verbürgen für…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使有必要…
in Russian ордер…
in Turkish yetki/izin belgesi, tevkif müzekkeresi, arama emri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使有必要…
in Polish nakaz…
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