Definition of 'secure'
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The moon warms emotions and helps both partners feel secure about the relationship. The Sun (2014)The mums are housed on the other side of a secure door. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What makes people feel secure is structure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We all want to feel that our money is secure and indeed increasing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those with troubled credit histories will find it more difficult to secure a loan. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The site is very secure and safe. The Sun (2014)The procedure is mathematically based and highly secure. The Media in Britain Today (1990)To make sure my new business is a success and become more secure financially. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We should thank farmers and wish them a more secure future. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first priority must be to secure the future of our forests. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No one entered the building because the front and back doors were secure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We were made to feel secure in who we were. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Use a money belt or secure inside pocket if you have to carry large amounts. The Sun (2007)The parks are safe and secure and you can relax and have a good time. The Sun (2012)These deals enable borrowers to secure a loan against a property in return for a lump sum or regular income. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Does that make you feel secure? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Recently, there has been another attempt to secure a pardon for some of those men. Times, Sunday Times (2006)All three of the big projects that will secure these jobs in the next decade are controversial and have been linked in the past to budget cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'secure'
British English: secure /sɪˈkjʊə/ ADJECTIVE
If something such as a job or institution is secure, it is safe and reliable, and unlikely to be lost or fail.
The industry has a strong and secure future.
- American English: secure
- Arabic: مَأْمُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: seguro
- Chinese: 安全的
- Croatian: siguran
- Czech: bezpečný
- Danish: sikker
- Dutch: beveiligd
- European Spanish: asegurado seguridad
- Finnish: turvallinen
- French: sécurisé
- German: sicher
- Greek: εξασφαλισμένος
- Italian: sicuro
- Japanese: 安全な
- Korean: 안전한
- Norwegian: beskyttet
- Polish: bezpieczny
- European Portuguese: seguro
- Romanian: sigur
- Russian: безопасный
- Spanish: asegurado fijo
- Swedish: säker fast
- Thai: ปลอดภัย
- Turkish: güvenli
- Ukrainian: безпечний
- Vietnamese: an toàn
British English: secure VERB
If you secure something that you want or need, you obtain it, often after a lot of effort.
The leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire.
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