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secure

[ si-kyoor ]
/ s瑟藞ky蕣蓹r /
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adjective, se路cur路er, se路cur路est.
verb (used with object), se路cured, se路cur路ing.
verb (used without object), se路cured, se路cur路ing.
to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
Nautical.
  1. to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
  2. to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
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Origin of secure

1525鈥35; from Latin s膿c奴rus 鈥渃arefree,鈥 equivalent to s膿- se- + c奴r(a) 鈥渃are鈥 (see cure) + -us adjective suffix; cf. sure

synonym study for secure

1. See safe. 10. See get.

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British Dictionary definitions for secure

secure
/ (s瑟藞kj蕣蓹) /

adjective
verb

Derived forms of secure

Word Origin for secure

C16: from Latin s膿c奴rus free from care, from s膿- without + c奴ra care
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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