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English definition of “secure”

secure

verb [T] (FINANCE)    /sɪˈkjʊər/ US  /-ˈkjʊr/
to make certain that money that has been lent will be paid back, by giving the person who lends the money the right to own property belonging to the person who borrows it, if the money is not paid back: a secured loan Her bank loan is secured against/by/on her house.Borrowing, lending and debt
(Definition of secure verb (FINANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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