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Secure vs. Safe

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  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from attack or danger; protected.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from the danger of theft; safe.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Firm and not likely to fail; stable.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of.

    "secure of a welcome"

  • Secure (adjective)

    Overconfident; incautious; careless.

  • Secure (verb)

    To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

  • Secure (verb)

    To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against or from, or formerly with of.

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

  • Secure (verb)

    To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.

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

  • Secure (verb)

    To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.

    "to secure an estate"

  • Safe (adjective)

    Not in danger; out of harm's reach.

    "You’ll be safe here."

  • Safe (adjective)

    Free from risk; harmless, riskless.

    "It’s safe to eat this."

  • Safe (adjective)

    Providing protection from danger; providing shelter.

    "We have to find a safe spot, where we can hide out until this is over."

  • Safe (adjective)

    When a batter successfully reaches first base, or when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base or returns to the base he last occupied; not out.

    "The pitcher attempted to pick off the runner at first, but he was safe."

  • Safe (adjective)

    Properly secured; secure.

    "The documents are safe."

  • Safe (adjective)

    Not susceptible to a specified source of harm.

    "dishwasher safe;"

    "dishwasher-safe"

  • Safe (adjective)

    Great, cool, awesome, respectable; a term of approbation.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Lenient, usually describing a teacher that is easy-going.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Reliable; trusty.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Cautious.

  • Safe (noun)

    A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping.

  • Safe (noun)

    A condom.

  • Safe (noun)

    A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.

  • Safe (noun)

    A safety bicycle.

  • Safe (verb)

    To make something safe.

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  • Secure (adjective)

    Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.

  • Secure (adjective)

    Not exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.

  • Secure

    To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

  • Secure

    To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; - frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.

  • Secure

    To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.

  • Secure

    To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc.

  • Safe (adjective)

    Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.

  • Safe (noun)

    A place for keeping things in safety.

  • Safe

    To render safe; to make right.

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  • Secure (verb)

    get by special effort;

    "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

  • Secure (verb)

    cause to be firmly attached;

    "fasten the lock onto the door"

    "she fixed her gaze on the man"

  • Secure (verb)

    assure payment of

  • Secure (verb)

    make certain of;

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"

    "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  • Secure (verb)

    fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug;

    "plug the hole"

    "stop up the leak"

  • Secure (verb)

    furnish with battens;

    "batten ships"

  • Secure (adjective)

    free from fear or doubt; easy in mind;

    "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"

  • Secure (adjective)

    free from danger or risk;

    "secure from harm"

    "his fortune was secure"

    "made a secure place for himself in his field"

  • Secure (adjective)

    kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss;

    "the most protected spot I could find"

  • Secure (adjective)

    not likely to fail or give way;

    "the lock was secure"

    "a secure foundation"

    "a secure hold on her wrist"

  • Secure (adjective)

    able to withstand attack;

    "an impregnable fortress"

    "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"

  • Secure (adjective)

    financially sound;

    "a good investment"

    "a secure investment"

  • Safe (noun)

    strongbox where valuables can be kept safe

  • Safe (noun)

    a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

  • Safe (noun)

    contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse

  • Safe (adjective)

    free from danger or the risk of harm;

    "a safe trip"

    "you will be safe here"

    "a safe place"

    "a safe bet"

  • Safe (adjective)

    of an undertaking

  • Safe (adjective)

    having reached a base without being put out;

    "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball"

  • Safe (adjective)

    financially sound;

    "a good investment"

    "a secure investment"

  • Safe (adjective)

    in safekeeping;

    "your secret is safe with me"

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