Synonyms of security
1 safetyDictionary • Is it worth risking the security of our nation for this?
safety • The report makes recommendations to improve safety on aircraft.
protection • The primary duty of parents is the protection of their children.
safekeeping • He had been given the bills for safekeeping by a business partner.
freedom from danger
2 precautions • under pressure to tighten airport security
defence • The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
3 assuranceDictionary • He loves the security of a happy home life.
assurance • He led the orchestra with assurance.
confidence • She always thinks the worst of herself and has no confidence whatsoever.
conviction • He preaches with conviction.
certainty • I have said with absolute certainty that there will be no change of policy.
reliance • If you respond immediately, you will guarantee people's reliance on you.
peace of mind
ease of mind
freedom from doubt
absence of worry
4 pledgeDictionary • The banks will pledge the land as security.
pledge • items held in pledge for loans
insurance • Put something away as insurance against failure of the business.
guarantee • He had to give a personal guarantee on the loan to his company.
hostage • the man they were holding as a hostage
collateral • Many people here cannot borrow from banks because they lack collateral.
surety • a surety of £2,500
5 protectionDictionary • He could not remain long in a place of security.
protection • Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
cover • There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
safety • the safety of your own home
retreat • He spent yesterday in his country retreat.
asylum • He applied for asylum after fleeing his home country.
custody • I'm taking him to court to get custody of the children.
refuge • They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
sanctuary • Some of them have sought sanctuary in the church.
immunity • immunity to airborne bacteria
preservation • the preservation of buildings of historic interest
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assuranceIf you do something with assurance, you do it with a feeling of confidence and certainty.
• He led the orchestra with assurance.
asylumIf a government gives a person from another country asylum, they allow them to stay, usually because they are unable to return home safely for political reasons.
• He applied for asylum after fleeing his home country.
• I have said with absolute certainty that there will be no change of policy.
Thesaurus for security from the Collins English Thesaurus