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English adjective: true

1. true consistent with fact or reality; not false


SamplesThe story is true.
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.
The true meaning of the statement.


Similaractual, apodeictic, apodictic, genuine, literal, real, sure, truthful


See alsocorrect, echt, faithful, genuine, honest, honorable, right, sincere


Attributethe true, trueness, truth, verity


Antonymsfalse

2. true accurately placed or thrown


SamplesHis aim was true.
He was dead on target.


Synonymsdead on target


Similaraccurate


Antonymsinaccurate

3. true devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth


SamplesTrue believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them.


Similarfaithful


Antonymsunfaithful

4. true expressing or given to expressing the truth


SamplesA true statement.
Gave truthful testimony.
A truthful person.


Synonymstruthful


Similarhonest, veracious


See alsohonest, honorable


Antonymsuntruthful

5. true conforming to definitive criteria


SamplesThe horseshoe crab is not a true crab.
Pythagoras was the first true mathematician.


Similartypical


Antonymsatypical, untypical

6. true worthy of being depended on


SamplesA dependable worker.
An honest working stiff.
A reliable sourcSFLe of information.
He was true to his word.
I would be true for there are those who trust me.


Synonymsdependable, honest, reliable


Similartrustworthy, trusty


Antonymsuntrustworthy, untrusty

7. true not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed


SamplesGenuine emotion.
Her interest in people was unfeigned.
True grief.


Synonymsgenuine, unfeigned


Similarsincere


Antonymsinsincere

8. true rightly so called


SamplesTrue courage.
A spirit which true men have always admired.
A true friend.


Similarreal


Antonymsunreal

9. true determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles


SamplesTrue north is geographic north.


Similargeographic, geographical


Antonymsmagnetic

10. true having a legally established claim


SamplesThe legitimate heir.
The true and lawful king.


Synonymslawful, rightful


Similarlegitimate


Antonymsillegitimate

11. true in tune; accurate in pitch


SamplesA true note.


Synonymson-key


Similarharmonious


Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

12. true accurately fitted; level


SamplesThe window frame isn't quite true.


Synonymsstraight


Similareven


Antonymsuneven


English noun: true

1. true (attribute) proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment


SamplesOut of true.


Broader (hypernym)alignment


English adverb: true

1. true as acknowledged


SamplesTrue, she is the smartest in her class.


Synonymsadmittedly, avowedly, confessedly


English verb: true

1. true (change) make level, square, balanced, or concentric


SamplesTrue up the cylinder of an engine.


Synonymstrue up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, align, aline, line up









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