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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

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

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

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

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
Barack Obama

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