defended (part of speech: verb)
defended, averted, backfired, answered, barred, policed, countered, retorted, counterattacked, covered, responded, guarded, replied, protected, returned, barricaded, upheld, resisted, sustained, saved, opposed, supported, rebutted, shielded, buffered, sheltered, fended, argued, warded, screened
acquired (part of speech: verb)
collected, palmed, heaped, accumulated, bought, landed, annexed, garnered, claimed, incurred, procured, fetched, reaped, pocketed, added, lured, cornered, netted, acquired, scored, retrieved, purchased, wrangled, harvested, assumed, amassed, bagged, received
guaranteed (part of speech: verb)
protected (part of speech: verb)
stabilized (part of speech: verb)
captured (part of speech: verb)
closed (part of speech: verb)
tightened (part of speech: verb)
- I secured it well. - "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.
- At any rate, she secured it. - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
- At this time our general command of the sea had been very fully secured, and we had plenty of naval force to spare for its exercise. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.