Definition of Secure

1. Verb. Get by special effort. "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

Exact synonyms: Procure
Specialized synonyms: Suborn, Copyright, Patent, Engage, Enlist
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Derivative terms: Procural, Procurance, Procurement, Procurer, Securer



2. Adjective. Free from fear or doubt; easy in mind. "He was secure that nothing will be held against him"
Exact synonyms: Unafraid, Untroubled
Antonyms: Insecure
Derivative terms: Security

3. Verb. Cause to be firmly attached. "She fixed her gaze on the man"

4. Adjective. Free from danger or risk. "Made a secure place for himself in his field"
Also: Protected, Safe, Invulnerable
Similar to: Assured, Firm, Fail-safe, Sure
Antonyms: Insecure
Derivative terms: Security

5. Verb. Assure payment of.
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Vouch
Specialized synonyms: Certify

6. Adjective. Not likely to fail or give way. "A secure hold on her wrist"
Also: Fixed
Similar to: Steady, Tight
Antonyms: Insecure
Derivative terms: Secureness

7. Verb. Make certain of. "Preparation will guarantee success!"
Exact synonyms: Assure, Ensure, Guarantee, Insure
Related verbs: Guarantee, Vouch
Specialized synonyms: Doom, Make
Derivative terms: Guarantee

8. Adjective. Immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with. "A secure telephone connection"

9. Verb. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug. "Stop up the leak"
Exact synonyms: Plug, Stop Up
Specialized synonyms: Stopper, Stopple, Tampon, Chink, Cork, Cork Up
Entails: Enter, Infix, Insert, Introduce
Generic synonyms: Close, Fill Up
Derivative terms: Plug

10. Adjective. Financially sound. "A secure investment"
Exact synonyms: Dependable, Good, Safe
Similar to: Sound
Derivative terms: Dependableness, Safeness, Security

11. Verb. Furnish with battens. "Batten ships"
Exact synonyms: Batten, Batten Down
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen
Derivative terms: Batten

Definition of Secure

1. a. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

2. v. t. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

Definition of Secure

1. Adjective. Free from attack or danger; protected. ¹

2. Adjective. Free from the danger of theft; safe. ¹

3. Adjective. Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret. ¹

4. Adjective. Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid. ¹

5. Adjective. Firm and not likely to fail; stable. ¹

6. Adjective. Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable. ¹

7. Verb. To make secure (in all the above senses). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Secure

1. free from danger [adj -CURER, -CUREST] : SECURELY [adv] / to make firm or tight [v -CURED, -CURING, -CURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secure

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secundation
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secure (current term)
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Literary usage of Secure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report (1899)
"... the grain shovelers' and freight handlers' unions are reported; while as a matter of fact many of these men, failing to secure work at their own trade, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... generally speaking, followed a resolution of the United States Congress passed 2 May 1783, recommending that the several States secure to the authors ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Suretyship and Guaranty by Darius Harlan Pingrey (1900)
"PLEDGING OR MORTGAGING PROPERTY TO secure DERT OF ANOTHER PERSON.—When a third person pledges his property as security for the payment of a debt or ..."

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