Definition of secure:
- Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
- Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
- Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
- Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.
- To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
- 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.
- To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
- 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)
- tight (part of speech: adjective)
- closed (part of speech: verb)
- protect (part of speech: verb)
- defend (part of speech: verb)
- 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)
- "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
- "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
- "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.