(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. safe; firm, stable; certain. —v. t. make safe; obtain (see acquisition); fasten (see connection). See security, justice. Ant., insecure.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Firm]
Syn. fastened, adjusted, bound; see firm 1 , tight 1 .
2. [Safe]
Syn. guarded, unharmed, defended; see protected , safe 1 .
3. [Self-confident]
Syn. assured, solid, determined, confident, strong, stable, sound, steady, steadfast, reliable, able, resolute.
See Synonym Study at safe . v.
1. [To fasten]
Syn. settle, adjust, bind; see fasten 1 , tighten 1 .
2. [To obtain]
Syn. achieve, acquire, grasp; see obtain 1 .
3. [To protect]
Syn. guard, make safe, ensure; see defend 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at obtain .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. get obtain, procure, acquire, pick up, attain.
2. bind tighten, tie down, lock up, fasten, fix, attach, set, anchor, stabilize.
3. safeguard defend, shield, shelter, protect.
1. safe sheltered, protected, defended, immune, out of harm's way, unassailable, invulnerable, in the clear, in safekeeping.
2. confident self-assured, carefree, untroubled, certain, definite, settled.
3. firm stable, strong, fast, locked, set, tight, fastened, bound, anchored, tied down.
ANT.: 1. unsafe, insecure, unprotected, vulnerable. 2. insecure, troubled, doubting. 3. loose, unsecured, unlocked
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Affording protection: safe. See SAFETY. 2. Having a firm belief in one's own powers: assured, confident, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed. See ATTITUDE, BELIEF. 3. Not easily moved or shaken: firm1, solid, sound2, stable, strong, sturdy, substantial, sure, unshakable. See CONTINUE, STRONG. 4. Firmly settled or positioned: fast, firm1, stable, steady, strong, sure. See CONTINUE. 5. Persistently holding to something: clinging, fast, firm1, tenacious, tight. See FREE, TIGHTEN. 6. Such as could not possibly fail or disappoint: certain, infallible, sure, unerring, unfailing. Informal: sure-fire. See CERTAIN. II verb 1. To keep safe from danger, attack, or harm: defend, guard, preserve, protect, safeguard, shield, ward. Archaic: fend. See ATTACK. 2. To make secure: anchor, catch, fasten, fix, moor. Idiom: make fast. See MOVE. 3. To join one thing to another: affix, attach, clip2, connect, couple, fasten, fix, moor. See ASSEMBLE. 4. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope: bind, fasten, knot, tie, tie up. See KEEP, TIGHTEN. 5. To render certain: assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, warrant. Informal: cinch. See CERTAIN. 6. To give a promise of payment of: guarantee. See MONEY, OBLIGATION. 7. To come into possession of: acquire, come by, gain, get, obtain, procure, win. Informal: land, pick up. See GET. 8. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, get, net1, take. Informal: bag. Slang: nail. See GET. 9. To be the cause of: bring, bring about, bring on, cause, effect, effectuate, generate, induce, ingen-erate, lead to, make, occasion, result in, set off, stir1 (up), touch off, trigger. Idioms: bring to pass (or effect), give rise to. See START.

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