Guaranteed vs Reliable - What's the difference?

guaranteed | reliable |

As a verb guaranteed

is (guarantee).

As an adjective reliable is

suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on|relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy.

As a noun reliable is

something or someone or dependable.




  • (guarantee)

  • guarantee



    (en noun)
  • Anything that assures a certain outcome.
  • Can you give me a guarantee that he will be fit for the match?
  • A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
  • The cooker comes with a 5-year guarantee .
  • A person who gives such a guarantee; a guarantor.
  • (South)
  • The person to whom a guarantee is made.
  • Verb

  • To assure that something will get done right.
  • To assume responsibility for a debt.
  • To make something certain.
  • The long sunny days guarantee a good crop.


    * assure * warrant




    (en adjective)
  • Suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on, relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
  • A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. -- .
    The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. -- .
    According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable , being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --.
  • (signal processing, of a communication protocol) Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
  • Synonyms

    * secure * dependable


    * unreliable

    Derived terms

    * reliableness * reliably * semireliable

    See also

    * (Reliability)


    (en noun)
  • Something or someone or dependable
  • the old reliables