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English definition of “secure”

secure

verb [T]     /sɪˈkjʊər/
to manage to get money or achieve something, often something difficult : secure financing/a loan/a grant They hope to secure a $500,000 federal grant to cover some of the development costs . secure a deal / contract / commitment secure a win / victory The Chinese bank secured $3.5 billion in offers within the first few days of its flotation .
FINANCE to borrow money from a person or organization by agreeing that they can have your property or assets if you cannot pay it back: secure sth against/on sth The extra debt will be raised by selling bonds secured on the hotel and restaurant assets . He had used the boat as collateral to secure a $10,000 loan .
to protect something from risk or threat : This investment is a good way of securing your family's financial future . Cost savings will help secure jobs by improving competitiveness . Police were quick to secure the area when they received the warning of a terrorist attack .
(Definition of secure verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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