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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. Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    "a secure telephone connection";
    - impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable
  2. Financially safe
    "a secure investment";
    - dependable, good, safe
  3. Free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    "he was secure that nothing will be held against him";
    - unafraid, untroubled
  4. Free from danger or risk
    "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
  5. Not likely to fail or give way
    "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"

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

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, unsafe

Encyclopedia: Secure