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Definition 1: make certain of - [verb of communication]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
  • Preparation will guarantee success!

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of secure ) make certain of the failure or destruction of

"This decision will doom me to lose my position"

(... is a kind of secure ) assure the success of

"A good review by this critic will make your play!"

(secure has a similar meaning as ...) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

Definition 2: cause to be firmly attached - [verb of contact]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fasten the lock onto the door
  • she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

(... is a kind of secure ) bind with grout

"grout the bathtub"

(... is a kind of secure ) bind or join with or as if with cement

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a belt

"belt your trousers"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a hook

(... is a kind of secure ) string together; tie or fasten with a string

"string the package"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with tacks

"tack the notice on the board"

(... is a kind of secure ) close with a zipper

"Zip up your jacket--it's cold"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure or lock with a hasp

(... is a kind of secure ) secure by locking

"lock up the house before you go on vacation"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a lock

"lock the bike to the fence"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

"The girder was clinched into the wall"

(... is a kind of secure ) flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

"the nails were clinched"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure or fasten with a staple or staples

"staple the papers together"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a rivet or rivets

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with buttons

"button the dress"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a joint

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten or join with a joggle

(... is a kind of secure ) fit tightly and fasten

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with wire

"The columns were wired to the beams for support"

(... is a kind of secure ) tie or fasten to a stake

"stake your goat"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with or as if with a brooch

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a buckle or buckles

(... is a kind of secure ) fix firmly or securely

(... is a kind of secure ) put, fix, force, or implant

"lodge a bullet in the table" "stick your thumb in the crack"

(... is a kind of secure ) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

"hang a door"

(... is a kind of secure ) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

(... is a kind of secure ) attach or fasten with pins

"pin the needle to the shirt"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with stays

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with Velcro

"velcro the belt"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

(... is a kind of secure ) secure on a cleat

"cleat a line"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with a cramp

"cramp the wood"

(... is a kind of secure ) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

(... is a kind of secure ) tie a cinch around

"cinch horses"

(... is a kind of secure ) attach to one another, for safety

"The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a picket

"picket the goat"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a cable

"cable trees"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten or secure with chains

"Chain the chairs together"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with or as if with a garter

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a latch

"latch the door"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with a bitt

"bitt the ship line"

(... is a kind of secure ) connect or secure to

"They rigged the bomb to the ignition"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure a vessel with an anchor

"We anchored at Baltimore"

(... is a kind of secure ) fix firmly and stably

"anchor the lamppost in concrete"

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten or fix with a clamp

"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with, or as if with, bars

"He barred the door"

(... is a kind of secure ) turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a bight

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with brads

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with chocks

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with a noose

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten with a crank

(... is a kind of secure ) fasten by sewing; do needlework

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with spikes

(... is a kind of secure ) secure in or as if in a berth or dock

"tie up the boat"

(... is a kind of secure ) secure with cables or ropes

"moor the boat"

(secure causes ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

Definition 3: fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug - [verb of contact]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plug the hole
  • stop up the leak

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is a kind of ...) fill or stop up

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

(... is a kind of secure ) close or secure with or as if with a stopper

"She stoppered the wine bottle" "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"

(... is a kind of secure ) plug with a tampon

(... is a kind of secure ) fill the chinks of, as with caulking

(... is a kind of secure ) close a bottle with a cork

(secure implies ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

Definition 4: furnish with battens - [verb of contact]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • batten ships

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is a kind of ...) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

Definition 5: get by special effort - [verb of possession]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of secure ) procure (false testimony or perjury)

(... is a kind of secure ) secure a copyright on a written work

"did you copyright your manuscript?"

(... is a kind of secure ) obtain a patent for

"Should I patent this invention?"

(... is a kind of secure ) hire for work or assistance

"engage aid, help, services, or support"

Definition 6: assure payment of - [verb of possession]

(secure is a kind of ...) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

(... is a kind of secure ) guarantee payment on; of checks

Definition 7: free from fear or doubt; easy in mind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: free from danger or risk - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • secure from harm
  • his fortune was secure
  • made a secure place for himself in his field

(secure is similar to ...) characterized by certainty or security

"a tiny but assured income" "we can never have completely assured lives"

(secure is similar to ...) securely established

"holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"

(secure is similar to ...) guaranteed not to fail

"a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle"

(secure is similar to ...) physically secure or dependable

"a sure footing" "was on sure ground"

(means also ...) kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

"the most protected spot I could find"

(means also ...) free from danger or the risk of harm

"a safe trip" "you will be safe here" "a safe place" "a safe bet"

(means also ...) immune to attack; impregnable

"gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"

Definition 9: not likely to fail or give way - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lock was secure
  • a secure foundation
  • a secure hold on her wrist

(secure is similar to ...) securely in position; not shaky

"held the ladder steady"

(secure is similar to ...) securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid

"the bolts are tight"

(means also ...) securely placed or fastened or set

"a fixed piece of wood" "a fixed resistor"

Definition 10: immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an impregnable fortress
  • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
  • a secure telephone connection

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is similar to ...) immune to attack; impregnable

"gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"

Definition 11: financially safe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where secure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good investment
  • a secure investment

Synonyms for secure in the sense of this definition

(secure is similar to ...) financially secure and safe

"sound investments" "a sound economy"

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