1 safe, shielded, sheltered, protected, immune, unthreatened, unexposed, unimperilled, snug, cosy:
Fiona feels quite secure in her new house. Considering the success of the company, Bill's job looks secure
2 firm, steady, stable, fixed, fast, moored, anchored, immovable, closed, shut, fastened, locked (up), tight, sound, solid, sturdy, strong:
That button on your jacket doesn't look very secure. Make sure that the house is secure before you go to sleep
3 reliable, safe, good, profitable, healthy, solid:
Telephone shares looked like a secure investment at the time.
4 sure, certain, assured, ensured, definite, inevitable, assumed, evident, obvious, unquestionable, established, probable, easy:
With only two minutes left to play, victory seemed secure for Rangers.
5 obtain, get (hold of), come by, acquire, procure, win; gain, get or take possession of, arrogate:
Tim has secured a responsible position at the bank. She always manages to secure the sympathy of older men
6 guarantee, underwrite, hypothecate, collateralize:
We used our house to secure the loan.
7 protect, shelter, shield, defend, guard, safeguard, preserve:
It seems impossible to secure young children from bullying at school
8 fasten, make fast, fix, affix, attach, anchor:
Secure the cases to the roof-rack with strong rope.
1 fix/lock sth firmly
firmly, properly, tightly
The crates had not been properly secured to the truck.
She secured the boat with a rope.
2 get/achieve sth
Victory was not going to be easily secured.
VERB + SECURE
be able to, manage to | fail to
They failed to secure the release of the prisoners.
| help (to)
an attempt/effort to secure sth, be aimed at securing sth, a chance/hope of securing sth
trying to improve their chances of securing employment
| succeed/be successful in securing sthadj
be, feel | become | make sth | keep sth
It's important to keep your documents secure.
extremely, very | absolutely, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly | fairly, pretty, reasonably, relatively | enough, sufficiently
I finally felt secure enough in myself to have a child of my own.
| apparently | economically, financially | socially
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