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secure
British English: /sɪˈkjʊə/
, /sɪˈkjɔː/
American English: /səˈkjʊr/

Translation of secure in French:

adjective

  • 1 (stable, not threatened)
    (job, marriage, income, financial position)
    (basis, base, foundation)
    (world record, sporting position)
    (investment)
  • 2 (safe)
    (hiding place, route)
    secure hospital
    hôpital-prison (m) de haute sécurité
    to be secure against something
    être à l'abri de quelque chose
  • 3 (reliable)
    (padlock, bolt, nail, knot)
    (structure, ladder)
    (foothold, handhold)
    (rope)
    bien attaché
    (door, window)
    bien fermé
    to make a rope secure
    bien attacher une corde
    to make a door secure
    bien fermer une porte

transitive verb

  • 1 (procure, obtain)
    (agreement, promise, job, majority, money, release, conviction, visa, right, victory)
    (objective)
  • 2 (make firm, safe)
    bien attacher
    (rope)
    bien fermer
    (door, window)
    (wheel)
    (ladder)
  • 4 (Finance)
    (loan, debt) against, on sur

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