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Secure

To assure the payment of a debt or the performance of an obligation; to provide security.

A debtor "secures" a creditor by giving him or her a lien, mortgage, or other security to be used in case the debtor fails to make payment.

secure

(Confident), adjective assured, carefree, convinced, not nervous, not scared, positive, reassured, sure, unafraid, unanxious, unconcerned, unfrightened, unhesitating, unshaken, unsuspecting

secure

(Free from danger), adjective armored, dependable, guaranteed, guarded, impregnable, in safety, insured, inviolable, invulnerable, protected, safe, sheltered, stable, unassailable, unattackable, unharmable, unimperiled, unthreatened
Associated concepts: secured transactions

secure

(Sound), adjective dependable, fast, fastened, firm, fixed, immovable, infallible, reliable, solid, sound, stable, strong, substantial, trustworthy, trusty, unerring, unfailing, unimpeachable
See also: accept, acquire, adhere, apprehend, arrest, attach, attain, bar, bind, bond, buy, cement, certain, close, collect, combine, conserve, convincing, cosign, cover, definite, derive, detain, earn, educe, employ, engage, ensconce, ensure, evoke, fetter, firm, fix, fixed, gain, guarantee, guard, harbor, hijack, hinder, hire, hold, inexpugnable, infallible, infrangible, inviolate, join, keep, lock, maintain, obtain, permanent, police, positive, possess, preserve, procure, protect, purchase, reap, receive, recover, reliable, repossess, restrain, restrict, retain, safe, seal, seize, shelter, shut, solid, sound, sponsor, stabilize, stable, steadfast, strong, succeed, sustain, take, underwrite, vouch

secure

to assure a creditor of payment, as by giving SECURITY.

TO SECURE. To protect, insure, or save a right.
     2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress "to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." The inventor of a machine has the right to it exclusively at common law, and the author a right to his manuscript. But they may abandon the, right by publishing the book without having secured a copyright, (q.v.) or by using publicly the machine, and suffering others to use it, without having obtained a patent. (q.v.) Vide Secret.

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Since independence from oil and gas is also an objective of agricultural policy (DBV, 2008: If), there is partial congruency with the story line of energy securers and growth promoters.
NY-20 constituents will know what I am working on from day one; I will ardently pursue five priorities in Congress: (1) Middle class-tax relief through property tax credits, college tuition tax deductions, home heating assistance and end the AMT for middle class families; (2) A new direction in Iraq, securer US boarders, investments in port security and stronger leadership abroad; (3) Oppose efforts to privatize social security; (4) Reform the new Medicare prescription drug program and allow our government to negotiate cheaper prescription drug prices; (5) Address rising gas prices by investigating big oil, ending oil subsidies and pursue energy independence by promoting American leadership in new energy sources and technologies.
Woodland is perhaps on securer ground when a more delimited historical focus trained on the apocalyptic rhetoric of war allows his expert close-reading skills to complicate issues related to gender in poetry like "Repetitions of a Young Captain" and prose like "The Figure of the Youth as a Virile Poet" that issue from Stevens's pen during the Second World War.
pounds 67 million would have been better spent on the next generation and stronger, healthier and securer communities, and not on a state of the arts talking shop to replace the serviceable ones they already have
The securer should overlap and temporarily interengage the first fastener component of one wing and the cooperating fastener of the other wing on the top surface of the personal care article.
where, for example, either of securer and more secure and either of cleverer and more clever is acceptable.
Assign emergency responsibilities for each onsite employee, including attendance taker, photographer, video recorder, witness interviewer, building and property securer, resident communicator.
As Miriam Schneir suggests, the situation in the 1960s was such that it "afforded feminists a securer base from which to launch their activities and enabled them to move ahead with a speed and effectiveness that would have amazed their [first wave] predecessors" (xi).
The forum is a 10-year old non-profit organization that helps energy customers securer better energy pricing and efficiency options.
Executing the Taiwanization policy can make them feel securer and more comfortable.
Of course, tastes change with the passage of time--history sorts out the Mozarts from the Salieris, and a Sibelius might go into temporary decline only to find another, perhaps securer place in music's pantheon: similar examples can be plucked from all the arts.