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secure

Synonyms of secure in English:

adjective

  • 1 check to ensure that all bolts are secure
    fastened, fixed, secured, done up;
    closed, shut, locked
    [Antonyms] loose
  • 2 an environment in which children can feel secure
    safe, protected, protected from harm/danger, out of danger, sheltered, safe and sound, out of harm's way, in a safe place, in safe hands, guarded, invulnerable;
    at ease, unworried, relaxed, happy, confident
    [Antonyms] vulnerable
  • 3 a secure investment
    certain, assured, reliable, dependable, settled, fixed
    [Antonyms] uncertain
  • verb

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  • 1 pins secure the handle to the main body
  • 2 the doors had not been properly secured
  • 3 he leapt out to secure the boat
    tie up, moor, make fast;
    anchor
  • 4 they sought to secure the country against attack
    protect, make safe, fortify, strengthen;
  • 5 a written constitution would secure the rights of the individual
    assure, ensure, guarantee, protect, confirm, establish
  • 6 the division secured a major contract
    obtain, acquire, gain, get, get possession of
    informal get hold of, land
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