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secure

se·cure

secure

 
 
pronunciation:
sih kyur
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free from fear or danger.
I feel secure when my dog is with me.
synonyms:
protected, safe
similar words:
all right, in the clear, sheltered
definition 2: free from care or worry.
Our new cat was scared at first, but she feels secure now.
synonyms:
carefree, safe
antonyms:
insecure
similar words:
all right, complacent, confident, relaxed, tranquil
definition 3: able to be counted on; reliable.
His parents are happy that he has found a secure job.
synonyms:
dependable, firm, reliable, steady, sure
similar words:
stable, steadfast
definition 4: giving safety.
These old steps don't feel secure.She put the jewels in a secure hiding place.
synonyms:
safe
antonyms:
dangerous, insecure
similar words:
fortified
definition 5: tightly fastened.
The box has a secure lid.
synonyms:
fastened
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
fast, locked, shut, stable, tight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: secured, secures, securing
definition 1: to get.
Vincent secured a good job.
synonyms:
gain, get, obtain
similar words:
clinch, earn, land, nail, win
definition 2: to make safe or free from harm.
We secured the money by putting it in a safe.
synonyms:
defend, guard, preserve, protect, safeguard, shelter, shield
similar words:
insure, look after, take care of, watch over
definition 3: to make fast or tight.
Secure the chain to the gate.
synonyms:
attach, fasten, fix
similar words:
affix, anchor, bond, fuse, lash, moor, solder, stick, weld
definition 4: to make a place safe from unwanted entrance or attack.
Police secured the building.
similar words:
arm, bolt, close, defend, fortify, garrison, lock, reinforce, shut
definition 5: to tie up.
He secured the trunk with rope.
synonyms:
bind, lash, tie
similar words:
chain, fasten, tether
derivations: securable (adj.), securely (adv.), secureness (n.), securer (n.)
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The word secure contains the following part:
cur2 Latin root that means to care