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Synonyms of true in English:


  • 1 it may seem hard to believe, but I can assure you it's true
    accurate, correct, verifiable, faithful, literal, veracious;
    in accordance with reality, what actually/really happened, the case, so;
    unelaborated, unvarnished
    informal as true as I'm sitting/standing here
    [Antonyms] untrue, false, fallacious
  • 2 people are still willing to pay for true craftsmanship
    Latin bona fide
    Australian/New Zealand informal dinkum
    [Antonyms] bogus, phoney
  • 3 the true owner of the goods
    Latin bona fide;
    Law  de jure
    [Antonyms] de facto
  • 4 the necessity for true repentance
    [Antonyms] insincere, feigned
  • 5 she was always a true friend to me
    trustworthy, trusty, reliable, dependable, firm, steady, dutiful, supportive
    [Antonyms] disloyal, faithless
  • 6 a true reflection of life in the 50s
    correct, unerring, exact, precise, perfect;
    French vérité
    British informal spot on
    North American informal on the money
    [Antonyms] inaccurate
  • Phrases

    true to
    the completed house is remarkably true to the original diagram
    in keeping with, consistent with, in harmony with, in accord with, in accordance with, in agreement with, in line with, in character with, compatible with, congruent with, commensurate with;
    appropriate to, befitting, as befits, suitable for, suited to


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  • 1 I swear I will speak true
    truthfully, honestly, sincerely, candidly, frankly, truly, veraciously
  • 2 the weapon flew true as an arrow
    accurately, unerringly, unswervingly, without deviating
  • Phrases

    come true
    seven years later, his dream came true
    be fulfilled, be realized, become a reality, happen, occur, take place
    literary come to pass


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    out of (the) true
    the front wheel is a little out of true and a couple of spokes are bent
    askew, skew, at an angle, lopsided, crooked, tilting, tilted, atilt, dipping, out of line;
    at a slant, on the slant, at an angle, not straight, sloping, slanting, slanted, slantwise, slant, oblique, leaning, inclining, inclined, angled, cambered, canted;
    Scottish  squint

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