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warrantverb

uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈwɔːr.ənt/
  • warrant verb (CERTAIN)

[I or T] old-fashioned used to say that you are certain about something: He's to blame, I'll warrant (you).

warrantnoun

uk   /ˈwɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈwɔːr.ənt/
  • warrant noun (REASON)

[U] UK old-fashioned a reason for doing something: There's no warrant for that sort of behaviour!
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warrant" in American English

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warrantverb [T]

 us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/ fml
  • warrant verb [T] (MAKE NECESSARY)

to make a particular action necessary or correct, or to be a reason to do something: His injury was serious enough to warrant an operation. I can see circumstances in which these types of investigations would be warranted.

warrantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/
  • warrant noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

an official document approved by an authority, esp. a judge, which gives the police permission to do certain things: a search warrant an arrest warrant
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"warrant" in Business English

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warrantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɒrənt/
FINANCE the right to buy a company's shares at a particular price by a particular date: The company has the right to exercise warrants for the stock, up to a maximum of 5% of the total shares outstanding.
LAW a legal document that gives someone, for example, the police, the authority to do something: an arrest warrant

warrantverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈwɒrənt/
to promise that something is true, or say that it is certain that something will happen: Our products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship.
(Definition of warrant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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