HyperDic: secure

English > 11 senses of the word secure:
VERBpossessionsecure, procureget by special effort
contactsecure, fasten, fixcause to be firmly attached
possessionsecureassure payment of
communicationsecure, guarantee, ensure, insure, assuremake certain of
contactsecure, plug, stop upfill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
contactsecure, batten, batten downfurnish with battens
ADJECTIVEallsecure, unafraid, untroubledfree from fear or doubt
allsecurefree from danger or risk
allsecurenot likely to fail or give ... / give way
allsecure, impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackableimmune to attack
allsecure, dependable, good, safefinancially sound
secure > pronunciation
Soundssihkyuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > secure: 11 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from fear or doubt; easy in mind.
Example"he was secure that nothing will be held against him"
Synonymsunafraid, untroubled
Oppositeinsecurelacking self-confidence or assurance
Spanishdespreocupado, seguro
Nounssecurityfreedom from anxiety or fear
Adverbssecurelyin a confident and unselfconscious manner
English > secure: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFree from danger or risk.
Examples
  • "secure from harm"
  • "his fortune was secure"
  • "made a secure place for himself in his field"
NarrowerassuredCharacterized by certainty or security
fail-safeguaranteed not to fail
firmSecurely established
surephysically secure or dependable
See alsoinvulnerableimmune to attack / attack
protectedKept safe or defended from danger / danger or injury or loss
safeFree from danger or the risk of harm
Oppositeinsecure, unsafelacking in security / security / security or safety
Spanishresguardado, seguro
Nounssecuritythe state of being free from danger or injury
Adverbssecurelyin a manner free from fear or risk
English > secure: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot likely to fail or give ... / give way.
Examples
  • "the lock was secure"
  • "a secure foundation"
  • "a secure hold on her wrist"
NarrowersteadySecurely in position
tightSecurely or solidly fixed in place
See alsofixedSecurely placed or fastened or set
Oppositeinsecurenot firm or firmly fixed
Spanishaplomado, seguro
Nounssecurenessthe quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
Adverbssecurelyin a secure manner
English > secure: 11 senses > adjective 4
MeaningImmune to attack; incapable of being tampered with.
Example "a secure telephone connection"
Synonymsimpregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable
Broaderinvulnerableimmune to attack / attack
Spanishinatacable, inexpugnable, inviolable
Catalaninviolable
Nounssecurenessthe state of freedom from fear or danger
Adverbssecurelyin an invulnerable manner
English > secure: 11 senses > adjective 5
Meaningfinancially sound.
Example "a secure investment"
Synonymsdependable, good, safe
Broadersoundfinancially secure and safe
Spanishfiable, seguro
Nounssecuritydefense against financial failure
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGet by special effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymprocure
Entailed byreserve, hold, bookArrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
NarrowercopyrightSecure a copyright on a written work
engage, enlisthire for work or assistance
patentObtain a patent / patent for
subornprocure (false testimony or perjury)
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanishadquirir, obtener, procurar
Nounssecurersomeone who obtains or acquires
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause to be firmly attached.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsfasten, fix
Cause tofastenBecome fixed or fastened
Entailed bylace, lace upDraw through eyes or holes
sealClose with or as if with a seal
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Narroweranchor, cast anchor, drop anchorSecure a vessel with an anchor
anchor, groundFix firmly and stably
barSecure with, or as if with, bars
belayFasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
belayTurn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
beltfasten with a belt
bightFasten with a bight
bind, bandagewrap / wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
bittSecure with a bitt
bradFasten with brads
brooch, claspFasten with or as if with a brooch
buckle, claspFasten with a buckle or buckles
buttonFasten with buttons
cableFasten with a cable
cementBind or join with or as if with cement
chainFasten or secure with chains
chockSecure with chocks
cinch, girthTie a cinch around
clampFasten or fix with a clamp
cleatSecure on a cleat
clinchflatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
clinchSecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
coaptfit tightly and fasten
crampSecure with a cramp
crankFasten with a crank
entrench, intrenchFix firmly or securely
garterFasten with or as if with a garter
groutBind with grout
hang, hang upCause to be hanging or suspended
hangplace in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
haspSecure or lock with a hasp
hookFasten with a hook
joggleFasten or join with a joggle
jointFasten with a joint
latchFasten with a latch / latch
lockFasten with a lock
lock upSecure by locking
lodge, wedge, stick, depositPut, fix, force, or implant
moorSecure with cables or ropes
moor, berth, tie upSecure in or as if in a berth or dock
nooseSecure with a noose
picketFasten with a picket
pinattach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
rigConnect or secure to
rivetFasten with a rivet or rivets
rope upattach to one another, for safety
sew, run up, sew together, stitchFasten by sewing
spikeSecure with spikes
stakeTie or fasten to a stake
stapleSecure or fasten with a staple or staples
stayFasten with stays
strapSecure (a sprained joint) with a strap
stringstring together
tackFasten with tacks
tie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
toggleFasten with, or as if with, a toggle
velcroFasten with Velcro
wireFasten with wire
zip up, zipper, zipClose with a zipper
BroaderattachCause to be attached
OppositeunfastenCause to become undone
Spanishasegurar, concertar, fijar, reparar, sujetar, unir
Catalanassegurar, concertar, fixar, reparar
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningassure payment of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowercertifyguarantee payment on
Broaderguarantee, vouchGive surety or assume responsibility
Spanishavalar, garantizar
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake certain of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsguarantee, ensure, insure, assure
Narrowerdoommake certain of the failure or destruction of
makeassure the success of
Similar toguarantee, vouchGive surety or assume responsibility
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, avalar, garantizar
Catalanassegurar, avalar, garantir
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningFill or close tightly with or as if with a plug.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsplug, stop up
Entailsinsert, infix, enter, introduceput or introduce into something
NarrowerchinkFill the chinks of, as with caulking
cork, cork upClose a bottle with a cork
stopper, stoppleClose or secure with or as if with a stopper
tamponplug with a tampon
Broaderclose, fill upFill or stop up
Spanishtapar, taponar
Catalanobturar, tapar
English > secure: 11 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningFurnish with battens.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsbatten, batten down
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger
Spanishasegurar con tablas, asegurar, atrancar, entablillar, listonar

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