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secure against (someone or something)

1. To put in place protections against some kind of risk, threat, or danger. The doors have been fitted with deadbolts and security cameras to secure against intruders. We help new business owners secure against all manner of financial pitfalls. The prime minister is trying to secure against a no-confidence vote in parliament.
2. To add protections to something in order to prevent or deter some kind of risk, threat, or danger. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "secure" and "against." We should secure the doors against the rioters outside. The military began cracking down on dissenters to secure its control of the country against rebellion. This program secures software against piracy.
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*a hold on someone a strong

 and secure influence on someone
(*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone~.) The strange religion seemed to have a strong hold on its followers. The drug has a hold on the minds of those who use it.
See also: hold, on, strong

secure something against (someone, something, or an animal)

 
1. to fasten something against the entry of someone, an animal, or something. Jane secured the doors and windows against the prowler who was roving around the neighborhood. You had better secure the henhouse against coyotes.
2. to obtain a legal order involving someone or something. I secured an injunction against Harry. If he bothers you again, he'll have to go into court to explain himself. We can't secure an injunction against this ruling.
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"Therefore, effective 1 August 2019, the Stockholm Laboratory, which had continued to carry out all of its other regular anti-doping activities, is no longer required to securely transport samples that require GC/C/IRMS analysis to another Wada-accredited laboratory," the global anti-doping agency said.
The automaker is using the Trustonic Application Protection platform to secure the mobile app and ensure that sensitive information and key transfer requests are securely displayed to, and approved by, a real authenticated user on a trusted device and not by hackers or malware simulating a user or device.
SDE is designed to allow the customer to securely share sensitive information with external users, suppliers and business partners.
Companies across many industries are using blockchain technology to securely store data and manage transactions with an idea of boosting efficiency and reducing costs.
The Ambra app, which was developed in close collaboration with providers, allows physicians to access imaging on the go and communicate securely with other physicians and even patients.
Now, in a New Zealand first, the RealMe Now mobile app enables a citizen to simply and securely accomplish identity verification "from the couch," essentially anywhere and at any time.
Through the Phillips 66 Apps, Masterpass will soon be accepted at the more than 6,500 Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 locations in the U.S, making it easier to find a station, securely allow payment authorization and receive rewards on the go.
With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt the technologies they need to fulfill their missions.
Dubai: Dubai-based blockchain start-up ArabianChain said it has officially launched Palmex, an easy-to-use professional digital asset exchange platform that makes is possible for investors to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies securely.
There are also Laserguard Pro light and laser sight combinations available to fit other popular pistols, including: the LL-803 for GLOCK's Model 42 and 43 handguns; the LL-801 to fit the Smith & Wesson[R] M&P[R]9 Shield[TM] and M&P 40 Shield; the LL-808 to fit M&P45 Shield, and the LL-802 to securely and seamlessly attach to the Springfield Armory[R] XD-S[R] semi-auto pistol.
These new features complement an already robust platform of capabilities that allow end users to seamlessly access and share content stored in a wide range of on-premise and cloud-based content repositories and critical business systems efficiently, securely, and in compliance.
Helium has begun supporting the public beta of Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to securely connect and manage IoT devices at scale.
Made of clear, zinc-plated steel with a slip-resistant coating of orange vinyl in its cradle area, the E-HOOK wall-mounted, freight loading storage solution safely and securely stows long and unwieldy cargo (tubes, hoses, pipes, ladders, beams and more) and keeps it off the floor.
EU member states can thus securely information on the chips contained in all biometric passports, travel documents and residence permits issued by another EU country.
That means not only keeping criminals out, but also backing up data securely and regularly.