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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-uh nt, wor-]
    • /ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-/
    • /ˈwɒr.ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-uh nt, wor-]
    • /ˈwɔr ənt, ˈwɒr-/

Definitions of warranted word

  • noun warranted authorization, sanction, or justification. 1
  • noun warranted something that serves to give reliable or formal assurance of something; guarantee, pledge, or security. Synonyms: warranty, surety. 1
  • noun warranted something considered as having the force of a guarantee or as being positive assurance of a thing: The cavalry and artillery were considered sure warrants of success. 1
  • noun warranted a writing or document certifying or authorizing something, as a receipt, license, or commission. Synonyms: permit, voucher, writ, order, chit. 1
  • noun warranted Law. an instrument, issued by a magistrate, authorizing an officer to make an arrest, seize property, make a search, or carry a judgment into execution. 1
  • noun warranted the certificate of authority or appointment issued to an officer of the armed forces below the rank of a commissioned officer. 1

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Origin of warranted

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English warant < Anglo-French; Old French guarant < Germanic; compare Middle Low German warend, -ent warranty, noun use of present participle of waren to warrant; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French warantir; Old French g(u)arantir, derivative of guarant; see guaranty

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Parts of speech for Warranted


warranted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for warranted

adjective warranted

  • authorized — officially permitted or empowered
  • authorised — Alternative spelling of authorized.
  • allowed — to let have; give as one's share; grant as one's right: to allow a person $100 for expenses.
  • assured — Someone who is assured is very confident and relaxed.
  • certified — holding or guaranteed by a certificate

adverb warranted

  • lawfully — allowed or permitted by law; not contrary to law: a lawful enterprise.
  • legally — permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal.
  • permissibly — that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
  • licitly — In a licit manner, legally, in a manner compatible with law.
  • allowably — In an allowable manner.

Antonyms for warranted

adjective warranted

  • uncertain — not definitely ascertainable or fixed, as in time of occurrence, number, dimensions, or quality.
  • unjustified — to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right: The end does not always justify the means.
  • unwarranted — authorization, sanction, or justification.

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