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secure

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2 not exposed to the threat of loss or injury
  • The fortress was thought to be secure against attack.
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secure

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1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • sent troops to secure the city
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stand up for

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2 to make sure, certain, or safe
  • a retirement account that will help to secure our future
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3 to put securely in place or in a desired position
  • Candidates for admission are asked to secure a recent photo to their application forms.
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4 to receive as return for effort
  • finally secured a job after sending out dozens of applications
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ensure, insure, assure, secure mean to make a thing or person sure. ensure, insure, and assure are interchangeable in many contexts where they indicate the making certain or inevitable of an outcome, but ensure may imply a virtual guarantee
    • the government has ensured the safety of the refugees
, while insure sometimes stresses the taking of necessary measures beforehand
    • careful planning should insure the success of the party
, and assure distinctively implies the removal of doubt and suspense from a person's mind.
    • I assure you that no harm will be done
secure implies action taken to guard against attack or loss.
    • sent reinforcements to secure their position


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