secure


secure
secure [{{t}}sɪ'kjʊə(r)]
1 adjective
(a) (protected) sûr, en sécurité, en sûreté;
put the papers in a secure place mettez les papiers en lieu sûr;
to be put in secure accommodation être placé sous bonne garde;
I feel secure from or against attack je me sens à l'abri des attaques
(b) (guaranteed → job) sûr; (→ victory, future) assuré;
a country must ensure its borders are secure un pays doit assurer ses frontières ou faire en sorte que ses frontières soient sûres
(c) (calm, confident) tranquille, sécurisé;
now she's married, she feels more secure maintenant qu'elle est mariée, elle se sent plus sécurisée;
I was secure in the belief that all danger was past j'étais intimement persuadé que tout danger était écarté
(d) (solid → investment, base) sûr; (→ foothold, grasp) sûr, ferme; (solidly fastened → bolt, window) bien fermé; (→ scaffolding, aerial) solide, qui tient bien; (→ knot) solide;
can you make the door/the rope secure? pouvez-vous vous assurer que la porte est bien fermée/la corde est bien attachée?
2 transitive verb
(a) {{}}formal{{}} (obtain) se procurer, obtenir; (agreement) obtenir; (loan) obtenir, se voir accorder;
to secure a majority (gen) obtenir une majorité; {{}}Politics{{}} emporter la majorité;
to secure the release of sb obtenir la libération de qn;
will it be possible to secure a hall for the debate? serait-il possible de réserver une salle pour le débat?
(b) (fasten, fix → rope) attacher; (→ parcel) ficeler; (→ ladder, aerial) bien fixer; (→ window, lock) bien fermer; (→ cargo) arrimer;
the rope was secured around a rock la corde était solidement attachée à un rocher;
secure the ladder against the wall first assurez-vous d'abord que l'échelle est bien appuyée contre le mur;
doors and windows should be properly secured les portes et les fenêtres doivent être bien fermées
(c) (guarantee → future) assurer; (→ debt) garantir; (→ borrower) garantir;
that secured his future with the company cela a assuré son avenir dans l'entreprise
(d) (from danger) préserver, protéger;
to secure a pass (in mountains) garder un défilé;
we did everything we could to secure the boat against or from the storm nous avons tout fait pour protéger le bateau contre la tempête
►► {{}}Computing{{}} secure electronic transaction protocole m SET;
{{}}Computing{{}} secure HTTP protocole m HTTP sécurisé;
{{}}Computing{{}} secure server serveur m sécurisé;
{{}}Computing{{}} secure sockets layer protocole m SSL;
secure tenancy location f assurée ou garantie;
secure unit (in psychiatric hospital) quartier m de haute sécurité; (in children's home) section f surveillée;
{{}}Computing{{}} secure Web site site m sécurisé

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