secure

[ si-kyoor ]
/ sɪˈkyʊər /
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adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.

verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.

verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·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.

Nearby words

  1. secundine,
  2. secundines,
  3. secundipara,
  4. secundly,
  5. secundus,
  6. secure server,
  7. secure tenancy,
  8. secure unit,
  9. securement,
  10. securities

Origin of secure

1525–35; < Latin sēcūrus carefree, equivalent to sē- se- + cūr(a) care (see cure) + -us adj. suffix; cf. sure

SYNONYMS FOR secure
1. protected. See safe. 2. stable, fast, fixed. 7. confident. 10. gain. See get. 11. protect, guard, safeguard. 12. assure, guarantee.

ANTONYMS FOR secure
1. unsafe.

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British Dictionary definitions for securer

secure

/ (sɪˈkjʊə) /

adjective

verb

Derived Forms

Word Origin for secure

C16: from Latin sēcūrus free from care, from sē- without + cūra care

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Word Origin and History for securer
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