V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. a written authorization, especially a legal one; 2. a written assurance or type of security; 3. a formal approval; (v.) 1. to provide justification for something; 2. to make something necessary; 3. to guarantee the quality of something

Synonyms: (n.) authorization, writ, guarantee, assurance, security, license, permission, (v.) justify, necessitate, affirm, authorize, approve, certify, assure

Antonyms: (v.) prohibit, refuse, refute

Tips: Warrant is derived from the Old Northern French warant. It is a variant of Old French guarant, which meant "to protect, authorize." The word "guarantee" shares a similar origin. In business, the word warrant is often used as a more powerful way of saying "make necessary," "justify," or "necessitate."

Usage Examples:

I thought it was a relatively simple task that did not warrant the amount of time you spent on it. (justify, necessitate) verb

The charges against the man had to be dropped because they were not warranted. (justified) adjective

I would not buy the product if the manufacturer didn't warrant it. (guarantee, assure) verb

A warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to appear in court. (authorization, writ) noun

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