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  Definition of Secure
  1. make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
  2. furnish with battens; "batten ships"
  3. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
  4. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
  5. get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
  6. assure payment of
  7. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
  8. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"
  9. free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
  10. not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
  11. financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
  12. able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
Similar Words: guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, batten, batten down, fasten, fix, plug, stop up, procure, protected, unafraid, untroubled, dependable, good, safe, impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable

 

See Also: invulnerable, protected, safe, fixed

 

Hyponyms: doom, make, strap, tie, bind, rig, bitt, latch, garter, chain, cable, picket, rope up, cinch, girth, bandage, cramp, cleat, anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor, ground, moor, berth, tie up, spike, sew, run up, sew together, stitch, crank, noose, chock, brad, bight, belay, bar, clamp, velcro, stay, clinch, lock, lock up, hasp, zip up, zipper, zip, tack, string, hook, belt, cement, grout, staple, rivet, button, pin, hang, hang up, lodge, wedge, stick, deposit, entrench, intrench, buckle, clasp, brooch, stake, wire, coapt, joggle, joint, toggle, stopper, stopple, tampon, chink, cork, cork up, suborn, copyright, patent, engage, enlist, certify

 

Grouped Verbs: guarantee, vouch

 

Entailments: insert, infix, enter, introduce

 

Derivational Morphology: guarantee, batten, fastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, attachment, plug, stopper, stopple, procurer, securer, procurement, procurance, procural

 

Anagrams: rescue, Cereus, recuse

 

 
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