secure

secure(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (firm)
a. seguro
With her brother's hand secure in hers, Emma crossed the street.Con la mano de su hermano segura en la suya, Emma cruzó la calle.
b. firme
If you don't have a secure foothold, you may fall.Si no tienes un punto de apoyo firme, te podrías caer.
c. sólido
The building needs to have a secure foundation.El edificio debe tener cimientos sólidos.
d. bien sujeto
Make sure the ladder is secure before you begin to climb.Asegúrate de que la escalera esté bien sujeta antes de empezar a subir.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Try to make the rope secure.Trata de asegurar la cuerda.
We need to make the balcony more secure by adding another crossbeam.Tenemos que asegurar mejor el balcón con una viga transversal adicional.
2. (safe)
a. seguro
The spies' secure hideway in the capital was discovered after 70 years.El escondite seguro de los espías en la capital se descubrió después de 70 años.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The soldiers made the area secure.Los soldados aseguraron la zona.
We added an electrified fence to make our home secure against robberies.Instalamos un cerco electrificado para proteger la casa contra robo.
3. (assured)
a. asegurado
Francis had a secure job with the phone company for 30 years.Francis tuvo un puesto asegurado en la empresa telefónica durante 30 años.
b. seguro
Rest assured that real estate is a secure investment.Quédate tranquila que las propiedades son una inversión segura.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All she wants is a husband that may make her financially secure.Lo único que quiere es un marido que le dé seguridad económica.
Greg is financially secure because he spends less than he earns and has solid investments.Greg tiene seguridad económica porque gasta menos de lo que gana y tiene inversiones sólidas.
4. (emotionally)
a. seguro
A child that feels secure can play and sleep in comfort.Un niño que se siente seguro puede jugar y dormir con tranquilidad.
b. estable
If he were emotionally secure, he could get a lot more done.Si fuera estable desde el punto de vista emocional, podría lograr mucho más.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to fasten)
a. asegurar
Secure the load to the truck with chains.Asegure la carga al camión con cadenas.
b. sujetar
Secure the boat to the dock with a strong rope.Sujeta la lancha al muelle con una soga fuerte.
c. afianzar
All furniture should be secured to walls in areas prone to earthquakes.Es conveniente afianzar los muebles a la pared en zonas propensas a terremotos.
d. cerrar bien
Secure all the doors and windows. There's a storm coming.Cierra bien todas las puertas y ventanas. Se aproxima una tormenta.
e. amarrar
They secured the bull with a small rope and it got loose.Amarraron el toro con una cuerda pequeña y se soltó.
6. (finance)
a. garantizar
He secured the loan with his home.Garantizó el préstamo con su casa.
7. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
After a long negotiation, we finally secured a contract.Después de largas negociaciones, por fin conseguimos un contrato.
b. obtener
The group secured a Guinness world record for the most kisses in 30 seconds.El grupo obtuvo un récord Guinness por el mayor número de besos en 30 segundos.
8. (to make safe)
a. proteger
Our new alarm system will better secure the building.El nuevo sistema de alarmas protegerá mejor el edificio.
b. asegurar
The police evacuated nearby buildings and secured the area.La policía evacuó los edificios cercanos y aseguraron la zona.
9. (to ensure)
a. asegurar
Our team secured a spot in the tournament with last week's victory.Nuestro equipo se aseguró un lugar en el torneo con la victoria de la semana pasada.
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secure
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (free from anxiety)
a. seguro(a)
secure in the knowledge that…con la conciencia tranquila sabiendo que…
2. (investment, place, foothold)
a. seguro(a)
3. (foundations)
a. firme, seguro(a)
to make something secureasegurar algo
secure uniten una cárcel o centro de detención, unidad dotada de medidas de seguridad especiales
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (make safe; region)
a. proteger
5. (future)
a. asegurar
6. (fasten; load)
a. asegurar, afianzar
7. (door, window)
a. cerrar bien
8. (obtain; support, promise, loan)
a. conseguir
secure [sɪˈkjʊəʳ]
adjective
1 (firm, solid) [+knot, rope, hold] seguro; [+door, window, lock, bolt] bien cerrado; [+structure, foothold] firme; [+ladder] bien sujeto; [+base, foundation] sólido
to have a secure foothold in a market tener un punto de apoyo firme en un mercado
to be on secure [ground] to [make] sth secure For the first time in the discussion I found myself on secure ground
2 (safe) [+job, place, building] seguro; [+position] garantizado; [+career, future] asegurado
to be financially secure tener seguridad económica
to be secure from or against sth estar protegido contra algo
I want to make my home secure against burglars quiero proteger mi casa contra los ladrones
to make an area secure hacer de una zona un lugar seguro
government forces made the area secure
3 (emotionally) [+person] seguro; [+relationship, environment] estable
children need a secure home life los niños necesitan un ambiente estable en el hogar
to be emotionally secure tener estabilidad emocional
to feel secure (about sth) sentirse seguro (con respecto a algo)
to make sb feel secure hacer a algn sentirse seguro
secure in the knowledge that seguro de que; confiado de que
Boys grow up secure in the knowledge that they can go anywhere they want to she went away on holiday secure in the knowledge that her husband would look after the children well the manager stayed off work for another week secure in the knowledge that his assistant was capable of running things in his absence she made herself a cup of tea, secure in the knowledge that nobody would disturb her for a while people are feeling more secure about their jobs I'm feeling a great deal more secure about our relationship now
transitive verb
1 (make fast) [+rope] sujetar bien; (to floor etc) afianzar; [+load] asegurar; [+door, window] cerrar bien; (tie up) [+person, animal] atar; amarrar; (LAm)
a shawl secured at the neck by a brooch un chal sujeto a la altura del cuello con un broche
2 (make safe) [+home, building] proteger;against de; contra;from de; contra; [+career, future] asegurar
...weapon depots secured by coded locks
3 (obtain) [+job, peace, freedom, support] conseguir; obtener
they have secured the services of a financial expert I did everything possible to secure him the job
they have not got enough evidence to secure a conviction no tienen suficientes pruebas para conseguir que lo condenen
a win that secured them a place in the final una victoria que les aseguró un puesto en la final
to secure victory conseguir la victoria
to secure sth [for] sb he secured it for £900 The Minister resigned last week after failing to secure agreement on economic changes ...a diplomatic mission to try to secure a peaceful settlement of the crisis They worked together to secure the best deal possible for their people He flew to Britain to help secure a deal for TV and film rights to the book This breakthrough could help secure the freedom of the remaining captives The United Nations has been working to secure the release of hostages Leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire Haig was immediately hounded by rival cliques eager to secure important [posts] for their men They managed to secure the co-operation of the police All previous attempts at securing peace have failed The Conservative Party is unlikely to secure victory in the elections
4 (Economics) [+loan, debt] garantizar
3.75 billion Dollars of secured debts
you can secure the loan against your home puedes poner la casa como garantía or aval del préstamo
secured creditor acreedoraacreedora (m) (f) con garantía;a acreedora
secured debt deuda (f) garantizada
secured loan préstamo (m) con garantía
5 (Mil) (capture) tomar; capturar
their troops have now secured the bridge US forces today secured the town of Merca The UN is sending 1,000 peacekeeping troops to secure the airport This road is now secured by the Saudis Their duty will be to secure the port of Mogadishu
modifier
secure accommodation (n) (Britain) (Jur) centro de prevención contra la delincuencia
The boy will be back in court today to find out if he is to be kept in secure accommodation
secure unit (n) (Britain) (for young offenders, mental patients) unidad (f) de seguridad
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