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1‘the children are safe in bed’
protected from danger, protected from harm, shielded, sheltered, guarded, defended, secure, safe and sound, out of harm's way, all right
unsafe, insecure, at risk
2‘the missing children are all safe’
unharmed, all right, alive and well, well, unhurt, uninjured, unscathed, in one piece, undamaged, out of danger
3‘the building is quite safe’
secure, sound, risk-free, low-risk, riskless, impregnable, unassailable, invulnerable
4‘he's a safe person to be with’
trustworthy, capable of being trusted, trusty, faithful, reliable, dependable, responsible
level-headed, rational, sane, reasonable, sensible, sound, stable, mature, discreet, adult
capable, competent, conscientious
reputable, upright, honest, honourable
5‘he's a safe driver’
cautious, circumspect, prudent, chary, attentive
timid, unadventurous, conservative, unenterprising
6‘the makers of the drug say it is safe for most people’
harmless, innocuous, non-toxic, non-poisonous, non-irritant, benign, wholesome, mild, low-risk
1‘I'm proud of my medal and keep it in a safe’
strongbox, safety-deposit box, safe-deposit box, coffer, casket, money chest, cash box, repository, depository, locker
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