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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

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. - Andrew Jackson
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
Andrew Jackson

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Humphry Davy

The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.
Leonard Boswell

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
George Washington

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Sun Tzu
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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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