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Definition of Secure

Secure

  1. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
  2. Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.
  3. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
  4. Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
  5. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
  6. To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.
  7. To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.
  8. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

Secure Quotations

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Aristotle

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen

A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the child's becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult.
Clyde Edgerton

Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. - Meister Eckhart
Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
Meister Eckhart

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. - John Dewey
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey
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Secure Translations

secure in Afrikaans is veilig
secure in Dutch is bevestigen, fixeren, bepalen
secure in Finnish is varma
secure in German is sicherstellen
secure in Latin is securus, tutis, defigo
secure in Portuguese is seguro
secure in Spanish is afianzar
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