adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.
verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
Origin of secure
SYNONYMS FOR secure
Examples from the Web for secure
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.
If someone wants to ensure a direct and secure connection, no entity, whether a hotel or otherwise, should be able to block it.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, we have just had a necessary wake-up call that all is not as secure as we believed.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I want to bring this to your kind attention with the hope that you will help me secure an unbiased resolution.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within its walls he was as secure as was the ancient Hebrew in his city of refuge.Milton's England|Lucia Ames Mead
The object of my life has been to secure the greatest amount of pleasure--that being the best thing of which we can conceive.Zenobia|William Ware
He had merely come to make himself sure that his prisoner was secure.The Shepherd of the North|Richard Aumerle Maher
And yet how else are we to prevent the annoyance, and secure our property?There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
It is made very difficult for a woman to secure a divorce, etc.The Modern Woman's Rights Movement|Kaethe Schirmacher