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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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