true

Things that are true are accurate, honest, and correct. There are many specific meanings, but when something is true, you can believe it.

This word has many meanings, but they're all pretty much the opposite of false. True statements can be proven or verified — they aren't lies. To sing true is to sing on-key, and a true throw is on-target. The true king is the real king, not a fake. A true friend can be trusted. A true believer really believes in something, like a religion. And when you're true to yourself, you're being honest about what you want and feel.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: true

1
adjadv
consistent with fact or reality; not false
as acknowledged
2
adj
conforming to definitive criteria
3
adjvn
accurately placed or thrown
make level, square, balanced, or concentric
proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: true
1

adj consistent with fact or reality; not false

“the story is true
“"it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell”
“the true meaning of the statement”
Synonyms
correct, right
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
faithful
steadfast in affection or allegiance
echt, genuine
not fake or counterfeit
honest, honorable
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful
actual, genuine, literal, real
being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
apodeictic, apodictic
of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
truthful
conforming to truth
sure
infallible or unfailing
Antonyms:
false
not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
incorrect, wrong
not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
counterfeit, imitative
not genuine; imitating something superior
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
insincere
lacking sincerity
mendacious
intentionally untrue
specious, spurious
plausible but false
trumped-up
concocted with intent to deceive
untrue
not according with the facts
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adj expressing or given to expressing the truth

“a true statement”
Synonyms:
truthful
honest, honorable
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
honest
marked by truth
veracious
habitually speaking the truth
Antonyms:
untruthful
not expressing or given to expressing the truth
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
mendacious
given to lying
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adj not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

true grief”
Synonyms:
genuine, unfeigned
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful

adj worthy of being depended on

“he was true to his word”
“I would be true for there are those who trust me”
Synonyms:
dependable, honest, reliable
trustworthy, trusty
worthy of trust or belief

adj devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth

true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them”
Synonyms
faithful
steadfast in affection or allegiance

adv as acknowledged

true, she is the smartest in her class”
Synonyms:
admittedly, avowedly, confessedly
2

adj conforming to definitive criteria

“the horseshoe crab is not a true crab”
“Pythagoras was the first true mathematician”
Synonyms
typical
exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

adj rightly so called

true courage”
“a spirit which true men have always admired”
“a true friend”
Synonyms
real
no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

adj having a legally established claim

Synonyms:
lawful, rightful
legitimate
of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

adj determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles

true north is geographic north”
Synonyms
geographic, geographical
determined by geography
3

adj accurately placed or thrown

“his aim was true
Synonyms:
dead on target
accurate
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

adj accurately fitted; level

“the window frame isn't quite true
Synonyms:
straight
even
being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

adj in tune; accurate in pitch

“a true note”
Synonyms:
on-key
harmonious
musically pleasing

v make level, square, balanced, or concentric

true up the cylinder of an engine”
Synonyms:
true up
Type of:
adjust, align, aline, line up
place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

n proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

“out of true
Type of:
alignment
the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
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