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  • 1 secure — se·cure vt se·cured, se·cur·ing 1: to put beyond hazard of losing or not receiving secure the blessings of liberty U.S. Constitution preamble 2 a: to protect or make certain (as by lien) make a just and equitable partition and secure the parties… …

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  • 2 secure — [si kyoor′] adj. [L securus < se , free from, apart (see SECEDE) + cura, care: see CURE] 1. free from fear, care, doubt, or anxiety; not worried, troubled, or apprehensive 2. free from danger; not exposed to damage, attack, etc.; safe 3. in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Secure — Se*cure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Securing}.] 1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. [1913 Webster] I spread a cloud before the victor s sight, Sustained the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 secure — SECÚRE, securi, s.f. Unealtă formată dintr un corp de oţel cu tăiş şi un ochi în care se fixează o coadă de lemn, folosită pentru doborârea arborilor, la scurtatul sau despicatul lemnelor, la cioplit şi (în trecut) ca armă de luptă. – lat.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 secure — adj *safe Analogous words: *firm, solid: protected, shielded, guarded, safeguarded, defended (see DEFEND): certain, *positive, *sure: impregnable, unassailable, invulnerable, *invincible …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 secure — [adj1] safe defended, guarded, immune, impregnable, out of harm’s way, protected, riskless, sheltered, shielded, unassailable, undamaged, unharmed; concept 587 Ant. endangered, insecure, unprotected, unsafe secure [adj2] fastened, stable adjusted …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Secure — Se*cure , a. [L. securus; pref. se without + cura care. See {Cure} care, and cf. {Sure}, a.] 1. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident. [1913 Webster] But thou, secure of soul, unbent with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Secure — may refer to:*Security, being protected against danger or loss *Security (finance), e.g. secured loans * Secure (G5), a NatureServe conservation status, similar to Least Concern, indicating a species is not at risk of extinction *Secure River,… …

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  • 9 secure — s. f. Machadinha …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 10 secure — ► ADJECTIVE 1) certain to remain safe and unthreatened. 2) fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost. 3) feeling free from fear or anxiety. 4) protected against attack, burglary, etc. 5) (of a place of detention) having… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 secure — ▪ I. secure se‧cure 1 [sɪˈkjʊə ǁ ˈkjʊr] verb [transitive] 1. to get something you need after a lot of effort: • The airline has secured financing of $150 million from private sponsors. 2. FINANCE to promise a lender that they can take certain… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 secure — se|cure1 S3 [sıˈkuə US ˈkjur] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(permanent/certain)¦ 2¦(place/building)¦ 3¦(safe from harm)¦ 4¦(confident)¦ 5¦(not worried)¦ 6¦(firmly fastened)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: securus, from se without + cura care …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 secure — se|cure1 [ sı kjur ] verb transitive FORMAL *** 1. ) to get or achieve something important: He secured widespread support among the party s senior members. secure someone s release (=make it possible for someone such as a prisoner to have their… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 secure — [[t]sɪkjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ secures, securing, secured 1) VERB If you secure something that you want or need, you obtain it, often after a lot of effort. [FORMAL] [V n] Federal leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire... [V n n] Graham s… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 secure — I UK [sɪˈkjʊə(r)] / US [sɪˈkjʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms secure : present tense I/you/we/they secure he/she/it secures present participle securing past tense secured past participle secured formal *** 1) to get or achieve something important …

    English dictionary

  • 16 secure — 1 verb (T) 1 to get or achieve something that will be permanent, especially after a lot of effort: UN negotiators are still trying to secure the release of the hostages. | a deal to secure the company s future 2 to make something safe from being… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 secure — securable, adj. securely, adv. secureness, n. securer, n. /si kyoor /, adj., securer, securest, v., secured, securing. adj. 1. free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe …

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  • 18 secure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 fix/lock sth firmly ADVERB ▪ firmly, properly, tightly PREPOSITION ▪ to ▪ The crates had not been firmly secured to the truck …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 secure — I adj. 1) secure against, from (secure against attack) 2) secure in (secure in one s beliefs) II v. (D; refl., tr.) to secure against (to secure borders against attack) * * * [sɪ kjʊə] from (secure against attack) secure against (D; refl., tr.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 secure — I. adjective (securer; est) Etymology: Latin securus safe, secure, from se without + cura care more at suicide Date: circa 1533 1. a. archaic unwisely free from fear or distrust ; overconfident b. easy in mind …

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