Definition of secure :
1. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
2. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
3. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
4. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.
5. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
6. To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.
7. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
8. To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; - frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.
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acquire (part of speech: verb)
collect, palm, heap, accumulate, buy, land, annex, garner, claim, incur, procure, fetch, reap, pocket, add, lure, corner, net, acquire, score, retrieve, purchase, wrangle, harvest, assume, amass, bag, receive
tight (part of speech: adjective)
closed (part of speech: verb)
protect (part of speech: verb)
defend (part of speech: verb)
defend, avert, backfire, answer, bar, police, counterattack, retort, counter, cover, respond, guard, reply, protect, return, barricade, uphold, resist, sustain, save, oppose, support, rebut, shield, buffer, shelter, fend, argue, ward, screen
defensive (part of speech: adjective)
tighten (part of speech: verb)
safe (part of speech: adjective)
guarantee (part of speech: verb)
stabilize (part of speech: verb)
capture (part of speech: verb)
close (part of speech: verb)
- I do wish to give my whole life, if it be necessary, to secure your peace of mind." - "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
- In fact I had many a time thought myself fortunate in having so secure a retreat, which only the feet of faithful friends could be attracted to. - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
- He thinks he will give me a home, the children, a big income; then secure his freedom and marry you. - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.