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Verb: secure  si'kyûr
  1. Get by special effort
    "He secured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed";
    - procure
     
  2. Cause to be firmly attached
    "secure the lock onto the door";
    - fasten, fix
     
  3. Assure payment of
     
  4. Make certain in the future
    "Preparation will secure success!";
    - guarantee, ensure, insure, assure
     
  5. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
    "secure the hole";
    - plug, stop up
     
  6. Furnish with battens
    "secure ships";
    - batten, batten down
Adjective: secure (securer,securest)  si'kyûr
  1. Free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    "he was secure that nothing will be held against him";
    - unafraid, untroubled
     
  2. Free from danger or risk
    "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
     
  3. Not likely to fail or give way
    "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
     
  4. Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    "a secure telephone connection";
    - impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable
     
  5. Financially sound
    "a secure investment";
    - dependable, good, safe

Derived forms: securing, securest, secured, securer, secures

See also: assured, fail-safe, firm, fixed, invulnerable, protected, safe, sound, steady, sure, tight

Type of: attach, beef up, close, fill up, fortify, guarantee, obtain, strengthen, vouch

Antonym: insecure

Encyclopedia: Secure