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fact British & World English

A thing that is known or proved to be true

fact English Thesaurus

it is a fact that the water supply is seriously polluted

in fact British & World English

Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one opposite to what might be expected or what has been asserted

fact file British & World English

A collection of information about a particular subject or product

fact-based British & World English

Based on or concerned with true events or experiences

fact-check British & World English

Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts

fact sheet British & World English

A paper giving useful information about a particular issue, especially one discussed on a television or radio programme

social fact British & World English

A thing originating in the institutions or culture of a society which affects the behaviour or attitudes of an individual member of that society

fact-finding British & World English

(Especially of a committee or its activity) having the purpose of establishing the facts of an issue

in actual fact British & World English

Used to emphasize a comment that modifies or contradicts a previous statement

issue of fact British & World English

A dispute in court in which the significance of a fact or facts is denied

matter of fact British & World English

A fact as distinct from an opinion or conjecture

before the fact British & World English

Before (or after) the committing of a crime

a fact of life British & World English

Something that must be accepted and cannot be changed, however unpalatable

as a matter of fact British & World English

In reality (used especially to correct a falsehood or misunderstanding)

accessory before the fact British & World English

A person who incites or assists someone to commit an arrestable offence (or knowingly aids someone who has committed such an offence)

the fact that in fact British & World English

Used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

trier British & World English

A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially

in fact in fact British & World English

Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one opposite to what might be expected or what has been asserted

know something for a fact British & World English

Be aware of something that is irrefutable or beyond doubt

statement British & World English

A definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing

in actual fact in actual British & World English

Used to emphasize a comment that modifies or contradicts a previous statement

before the fact in fact British & World English

Before (or after) the committing of a crime

in point of fact in fact British & World English

Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one opposite to what might be expected or what has been asserted

in fact in fact English Thesaurus

he said that he was going home, but in fact he went to the pub

a fact of life in fact British & World English

Something that must be accepted and cannot be changed, however unpalatable

accessory before the fact in accessory British & World English

A person who incites or assists someone to commit an arrestable offence (or knowingly aids someone who has committed such an offence)

as a matter of fact in matter of fact British & World English

In reality (used especially to correct a falsehood or misunderstanding)

before or after the fact in fact British & World English

Before (or after) the committing of a crime

in actual fact in actual English Thesaurus

the sale of shares, which had been criticized for not having been adequately publicized, was in actual fact over-subscribed

in point of fact in point1 English Thesaurus

in point of fact nothing at all has been laid on

accessory before or after the fact in accessory British & World English

A person who incites or assists someone to commit an arrestable offence (or knowingly aids someone who has committed such an offence)

know something for a fact in know British & World English

Be aware of something that is irrefutable or beyond doubt