(adjective, verb)


1. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind

- he was secure that nothing will be held against him

Similar word(s): unafraid, untroubled

2. free from danger or risk

- secure from harm

- his fortune was secure

- made a secure place for himself in his field

Similar word(s): protected, safe, assured, firm, sure, invulnerable

3. not likely to fail or give way

- the lock was secure

- a secure foundation

- a secure hold on her wrist

Similar word(s): fixed, steady, tight

4. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

- a secure telephone connection

Similar word(s): invulnerable, impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable

5. financially safe

- a secure investment

Similar word(s): sound, dependable, good, safe

Sentences with secure as an adjective:

- secure of a welcome


1. get by special effort

Similar word(s): procure

Definition categories: possession, obtain

2. cause to be firmly attached

Similar word(s): fasten, fix

Definition categories: contact, attach

3. assure payment of

Definition categories: possession, guarantee, vouch

4. make certain of

Similar word(s): assure, ensure, guarantee, insure

Definition categories: communication

5. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

Similar word(s): plug

Definition categories: contact, close

6. furnish with battens

Similar word(s): batten

Definition categories: contact, fortify, strengthen

Sentences with secure as a verb:

- to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage

- to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship

- to secure an estate