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secure

Pronunciation: /sɪˈkjʊr; sɪˈkjʊə(r)/

Translation of secure in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (safe) [fortress/hideaway] seguro his future is secure tiene el futuro asegurado to make sth secure against sth proteger* algo contra algo
    Example sentences
    • Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.
    • Gualtero was making sure that their tent was secure against any gusts.
    • Poverty is experienced by people without secure homes and stable employment, plus limited access to health, services and education.
    Example sentences
    • Only about 80 miles of the border is protected by secure fencing today.
    • Subsequently, the other side also deployed nuclear weapons in quantity and made them relatively secure from attack.
    • He has made our nation less secure, less safe, and less free.
    1.2 (emotionally) [childhood/home/relationship] estable children who don't feel emotionally secure los niños que no tienen seguridad or estabilidad en el plano afectivo he was secure in the knowledge that he'd done his best tenía la certidumbre de que había hecho todo lo que podía
    Example sentences
    • Along with the past they have shared, they are secure in the knowledge that whatever lies ahead, they will face it together.
    • Some will fare better than others when the kudos are handed out, but all will be secure in the knowledge that they gave it their best shot.
    • He needs to be secure in the knowledge that his Mommy and Daddy are in charge.
    1.3 (assured, guaranteed) [job/income/investment] seguro I want to be financially secure quiero tener seguridad económica
  • 2 (firm, firmly fastened) [foothold/shelf] firme; [foundation] sólido is the rope secure? ¿está bien sujeta la cuerda? to make sth secure asegurar algo
    Example sentences
    • Our testers noted the shoe's superior ability to provide a springy push-off and a secure landing even on loose, rocky surfaces.
    • It takes up less room in the trunk than before and offers a very tight and secure fit when closed.
    • The gels, which are soft and pliable at room temperature, become firm when warmed to form a secure seal between the mask and the patient's face.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (fasten, fix firmly) [door/gate/shelf] asegurar the boat was secured with a thick rope el bote estaba bien amarrado con una soga she secured her hair with pins se sujetó el pelo con horquillas
  • 3 3.1 (ensure) asegurar; (make safe from risk) salvaguardar 3.2 [Finance] [loan] garantizar* a secured loan un préstamo con garantía a secured creditor un acreedor garantizado or asegurado
  • 4 (make safe) to secure sth (against sth) [area/building] proteger* or fortificar* algo (contra algo)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to secure against sth protegerse* contra algo

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