Translation of secure in Spanish:


seguro, adj.

Pronunciation /səˈkjʊr//sɪˈkjʊə//sɪˈkjɔː/


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    • 1.1(safe)

      (fortress/hideaway) seguro
      his future is secure tiene el futuro asegurado
      • to make sth secure against sth proteger algo contra algo
      • Of course it would be a marriage of convenience, though you'd be financially secure for life.
      • Her part of the process, for now at least, seems secure.
      • If Microsoft can't keep your Passport data secure, then your online identify can be compromised.
      • He has made our nation less secure, less safe, and less free.
      • Only about 80 miles of the border is protected by secure fencing today.
      • We refuse to trade secure tenancies and affordable rents for new bathrooms and kitchens.
      • The secure business communications firm Vordel has a new global sales director.
      • By focusing on a niche, a company becomes so specialised to the needs of a very small part of the market that it is secure against competition.
      • Collins had a secure place in the world of bookselling.
      • Unionists need to be reassured that their right to maintain a meaningful British identity and allegiance will remain secure.
      • Consequently Albert's place on the throne seems secure for many years to come.
      • Gualtero was making sure that their tent was secure against any gusts.
      • The priority for any business firm should be secure transactions.
      • They could be critical and convey bad news, knowing that their jobs would remain secure.
      • In Kabul, aid money, private investment and a relatively secure environment have sparked a boom.
      • Subsequently, the other side also deployed nuclear weapons in quantity and made them relatively secure from attack.
      • The challenge for e-marketers is to convince the general population and firms that all transactions and information are secure.
      • I expect the locks will keep my house reasonably secure.
      • The ultimate test as to whether a pinnacle is safe and secure is to test it to destruction.
      • And yet, despite the real and manufactured fears, Britain still seems secure.
      • Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.
      • Though the bank was looted, the vault miraculously remained secure.
      • Tonight, insurgents target U.S. and Iraqi officials inside one of the most secure military bases in Iraq.
      • A state-of-the-art security system will be installed to ensure safe and secure shopping for local people.
      • The Democrats did not have a secure lock on the Irish vote.
      • The material is being held in secure conditions behind a steel door which is guarded by closed circuit television.
      • The V40 diesel may be safe, secure and economical but its running gear goes nowhere near the sportiness department.
      • Remote PC offers secure remote access to your desktop from anywhere with an internet connection.
      • One set of City workers who are relatively secure is employees in debt departments.
      • Marriage affords a secure environment for children, who do better in married households.
      • I want a safe and secure corner, an old barrel, some wood to burn in it and a warm pair of hands to hold on to.
      • Logs ideally should be written to a very secure central log server.
      • Oswald suggests that this is because the relationship feels less secure than a first marriage.
      • The aim is to provide a secure environment for the conduct of online transactions.
      • Poverty is experienced by people without secure homes and stable employment, plus limited access to health, services and education.
      • Europe is safer and more secure than ever before.
      • Safe, secure handling from start to finish in difficult conditions
      • They can really look after a player and make sure his future is secure.
      • In their lives after Everest, their reputations as decent, honest individuals remain secure.

    • 1.2(emotionally)

      (home/relationship/childhood) estable
      children who don't feel emotionally secure los niños que no tienen seguridad / estabilidad en el plano afectivo
      • he was secure in the knowledge that he'd done his best tenía la certidumbre de que había hecho todo lo que podía
      • Sure I could seem secure and confident, but perhaps I am not or perhaps I just am.
      • If the piece is good you can be secure in the knowledge that the value will probably go up.
      • Now secure in the knowledge that all would be well, Henry managed a final smile of contentment.
      • When we become secure in the knowledge that we can do very good things, then change can happen.
      • Off to sleep I'd drift, feeling safe and secure knowing that my parents really did love me.
      • You are urged to make your love relationship secure by cultivating smooth intellectual rapport.
      • The client must be secure in the knowledge that the lawyer will neither disclose nor take advantage of these revelations.
      • Secure attachment gave children the courage to explore, and exploration allowed for new experiences.
      • Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length.
      • See, I may come across as secure and confident or whatever, but in reality, I have a love-hate relationships with my sexuality.
      • The client feels much more in control, and is secure in the knowledge that he isn't being taken advantage of.
      • Along with the past they have shared, they are secure in the knowledge that whatever lies ahead, they will face it together.
      • She was secure in the knowledge that she had a permanent home there.
      • Now he has struck a funding deal with the government for the next six years, he feels secure.
      • "You cling to the concepts of the spiritual world so you can feel more secure.
      • He needs to be secure in the knowledge that his Mommy and Daddy are in charge.
      • Some will fare better than others when the kudos are handed out, but all will be secure in the knowledge that they gave it their best shot.
      • Clients must feel secure in confiding their secrets and entrusting their most personal affairs to lawyers.
      • He was capable of doing anything and suddenly she was in fear of this man, yet felt secure and confident at the same time.
      • Or maybe he's merely confident his future's secure at Melbourne.

    • 1.3(assured, guaranteed)

      (job/income/investment) seguro
      I want to be financially secure quiero tener seguridad económica

  • 2

    (firm, firmly fastened)
    (foothold/shelf) firme
    (foundation) sólido
    is the rope secure? ¿está bien sujeta la cuerda?
    • to make sth secure asegurar algo
    • If carpet does get wet, it maintains its ability to create traction and secure footing.
    • Magicians can point out which of the seals that seem secure can be opened and reclosed without detection.
    • Do not put up with someone telling you it has to be really tight in order to be secure.
    • The gels, which are soft and pliable at room temperature, become firm when warmed to form a secure seal between the mask and the patient's face.
    • The locks were secure, the windows intact, and with a song in my heart I opened my bank statement.
    • Once the heatsink was secure and the speed control was fastened to the case, I checked out my handywork from the rear.
    • Lace locks cinch and secure four mini-poles that prop up the roomy corners.
    • Our testers noted the shoe's superior ability to provide a springy push-off and a secure landing even on loose, rocky surfaces.
    • That simple task wasn't easy, with his vision coming and going, but he finally managed a secure seal after the third try.
    • The cap plate will then overlap both top plate and header and helps secure it.
    • It takes up less room in the trunk than before and offers a very tight and secure fit when closed.
    • This is a prototyope and the only one in the UK and is under secure lock and key in my house.
    • The screws need for this step are ‘keyed’ in that once they are thumb tight, the heatsink is secure.
    • Coloplast added a Velcro closure to alleviate those concerns while providing a secure seal.
    • The wire is then threaded through the screws, stretched taut and twisted until secure.
    • Once they locked they should provide secure retention against movement or accidental disassembly.
    • The primary recommendation is for the patient to arrive at a changing schedule that maintains a secure, odor-proof seal.
    • Durant and Tanis were in the cargo bay with the pair, helping to make sure all connections and seals were secure.
    • She tugged at the chain again with all her might, but it remained secure.

transitive verb

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    (ticket/job/votes/support) conseguir
    (support/ticket/votes/job) obtener formal
    to secure sb's release conseguir la libertad de algn
    • Permission for reprinting must be secured from the publisher of the book or periodical from which the illustration is excerpted.
    • Council officers moved in today to secure the property.
    • This has created an immediate difficulty in securing supplies of particulate filters.
    • But now two motorists have succeeded in securing a refund.
    • As the boats moved into the final sprint China had firmly secured number two position and was going after Poland.
    • The Glaswegian came close to a third century break near the end, before O'Sullivan finally secured his expected victory.
    • As the Rangers landed they split up into their individual weapons teams and moved quickly to secure the area.
    • Campaigners demanding Davis's head claim they have already secured more than the 900,000 signatures they need.
    • His side then secured victory off the last ball of the game with nine wickets down.
    • Kevin and his team have already secured first-round funding.
    • Politicians make compromises and trade-offs to secure what is in their view the best for their constituents.
    • They secured the checkpoint and moved into the hallway.
    • A court order was secured to move the couple on December 7.
    • Commandos will also move quickly to secure the oil wells.
    • Knock Airport has finally secured funding to update its old fire engines.
    • The system also has to be secured against external threat.
    • Are you finding it harder to secure financing for your work?
    • The United States has every right to protect itself, to secure itself.
    • Difficulties in securing convictions in the Irish courts increase that frustration even further.
    • Mr Richardson said the company had secured distribution agreements that gave its brands a strong presence in Britain and America.
    • He also asked if there were any difficulties in securing the necessary funding from the Dept.
    • Small furniture makers face the greatest difficulty securing supplies.
    • He said the case showed the dangers of the Government's campaign to secure more convictions for rape.
    • The club has to secure the finances to move forward.
    • They would have to forget politics and be fully behind any move that could secure their release.
    • So Bonner and Gordon leaned on friends for loans, and eventually secured some funding from the BBC.
  • 2

    (fasten, fix firmly)
    (door/shelf/gate) asegurar
    the boat was secured with a thick rope el bote estaba bien amarrado con una soga
    • she secured her hair with pins se sujetó el pelo con horquillas
    • So I took a roll of duct tape, climbed a tree, and firmly secured it to a large branch.
    • Surgical attire should be secured at the waist, tucked in, or fit close to the body.
    • Her hair was pulled back on each side and secured with a pin.
    • Charlton lowered the steel shutters over the store windows, secured the back door, and locked the cash register.
    • I asked her as soon as she'd shut and secured the door.
    • Afterwards, you drop the heatsink bracket on top, and secure with the included screws.
    • The drape overlaps at the forehead and is secured with wide silk tape.
    • Our advice is to secure it very firmly, be conservative with your speed and make frequent stops to ensure it isn't working loose.
    • The thief used a hammer to pry open a padlock securing a door on the cabin and removed an empty cash box.
    • Paul boarded the carriage, secured the door after him, and had the driver proceed to their home.
    • I took my keys out of my pocket, and applied them to the locks securing the door.
    • On liveaboard boats, cabin doors should be secured either open or shut when at sea.
    • He secured the door behind him and locked it and began a walk.
    • When I was finished, I moved behind her and secured her hair up with some pins that Ae-Sun had given to me as well.
    • Both doors were secured with a large heavy duty pad lock.
    • Bolt cutters were used to snap chains and locks securing the fuel tank.
    • The stern ramp was deliberately left open for access, but all external hull doors were secured closed.
    • He kindly directed me into the cab and secured the door shut behind me.
    • Roll the pieces back up, and secure with a toothpick.
    • Together, the three of them slammed the steel door shut and secured the locks.
    • In that performance, the magician was tied with metal chains and secured by 50 locks.
    • Wrap each cake with a card stock strip and secure with tape.
    • Tight balls of newspaper secured with masking tape formed the heads.
    • The other bracelet is secured to a firmly mounted horizontal hangar pole in his bedroom closet.
    • Sarah's platinum blond hair was half up, secured with two long silver pins.
    • At that point, the milling about became such that it was important to get downstairs behind cipher locks and secure doors.
    • Security guards stand firmly as they secure locks and tell frequent customers like me to leave.
    • A few seconds longer and the three of them were back inside the farmhouse with the front door locked and secure.
    • To hang your wreath, make sure you use heavy gauge floral wire and secure it firmly onto the top of the wreath.
    • Klaiman secures the doors open with hook-and-eye fasteners.
    • After pulling a small piece of thread out from the zip teeth I pulled the zip up firmly and it was secured to her leg.
    • Summer wasn't surprised to find the door locked and secured.
    • The cup component of the THA may be secured with screws alone or with screws and cement.
    • The sheath had a belt connected to it to secure around the waist.
    • They had allegedly left Masiye unattended and failed to secure the back door of the ambulance.
    • The supplied bolts secure the fan firmly to the base of the cooler, and a small screwdriver will again assist slotting the bolts correctly into place.
    • Reinforcing steel must be secured to prevent displacement during construction activities and concrete placement.
    • The mask should cover both the nose and mouth and be secured in a manner to prevent venting.
    • Hurriedly inserting the right key in the lock, she secured the doors.
    • Wrap each halibut fillet completely with a fig leaf, securing with a toothpick if necessary.
    • The door can then be secured with a good, strong padlock.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (ensure) asegurar
      (make safe from risk) salvaguardar
      • Beware of loans secured on your home - you could lose it!
      • What is more, consolidation loans are usually secured on property while credit cards are unsecured debt.
      • In consequence many bank and finance house loans secured by land mortgages are exempt from the controls of the Act.
      • While some clients have received some speculative funding for city centre offices, the bank would require the loan to be secured on another asset.

    • 3.2Finance

      (loan) garantizar
      a secured loan un préstamo con garantía
      • a secured creditor un acreedor garantizado / asegurado

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    (make safe)
    (area/building) proteger
    (area/building) fortificar
    to secure sth against sth proteger / fortificar algo contra algo

intransitive verb

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    to secure against sth protegerse contra algo