Definition of secure

1. Free from attack or danger; protected.
2. Free from the danger of theft; safe.
3. Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
4. Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
5. Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
6. Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.
7. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of.
Secure of a welcome
8. Overconfident; incautious; careless.
9. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
10. To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against or from, or formerly with of.
To secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage
11. To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.
To secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship
12. To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.
To secure an estate
"[Captain] was able to secure some good photographs of the fortress." (Flight, 1911, p. 766)
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These recipes and my mother’s talent would eventually create a secure life for us and for my future family.
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Alpha Condé: I would not say that. In relation to the borders of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, we have decided to secure these zones militarily.
(Source: Voice of America)
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Certainly, however secure they felt, minutes had never seemed so long to them!
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“So, Mr Fogg,” resumed Aouda, “not content with rescuing me from a terrible death, you thought yourself bound to secure my comfort in a foreign land?”
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As they approached the gate securing the small enclosure surrounding the church, one of them took a hesitant step forward.
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Many urban areas were quickly secured, but violence has continued in the countryside.
(Source: Voice of America)
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This mast, solidly secured by metal struts, held an iron stay upon which to hoist a large jib-sail.
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She wrote her letter on a piece of dried cod and gave it to Gerda, who she then once again secured on the reindeer.
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They both entered the maritime transport office, and secured cabins for four persons.
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And it was not an easy matter, either, to hold himself secure on the slippery back, between two swaying wings.
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