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true

noun

1 true

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



verb

1 true

Make level, square, balanced, or concentric:
— True up the cylinder of an engine.

synonym: true up.

adjective

1 true

Consistent with fact or reality; not false.

Roget 1: existing etc. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence etc. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; ... show more

Roget 772: observant, faithful, true, loyal; honorable etc. 939; true as the dial to the sun, true as the needle to the pole; punctual, punctilious; literal etc. ... show more

Roget 983a: orthodox, sound, strick, faithful, catholic, schismless, Christian, evangelical, scriptural, divine, monotheistic; true etc. ... show more

Polish: prawdziwy

2 true

Accurately placed or thrown:
— His aim was true.

synonym: dead on target.

3 true

Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth.

4 true

Expressing or given to expressing the truth:
— A true statement.

synonym: truthful.

Roget 543: truthful, true; veracious, veridical; scrupulous etc. (honorable) 939; sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved; ... show more

5 true

Conforming to definitive criteria.

6 true

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.

Roget 939: upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious etc. 543; virtuous etc. 944; honorable; fair, right, just, equitable, ... show more

Polish: odpowiedzialny, świadomy

7 true

Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed:
— True grief.

synonyms: genuine, unfeigned.

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

Polish: autentyczny, naturalny, prawdziwy

8 true

Rightly so called.

9 true

Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles.

10 true

Having a legally established claim:
— The true and lawful king.

synonyms: lawful, rightful.

11 true

In tune; accurate in pitch:
— A true note.

synonym: on-key.

12 true

Accurately fitted; level:
— The window frame isn't quite true.

synonym: straight.

Roget 246: straight; rectilinear, rectilineal; direct, even, right, true, in a line; unbent, virgate etc. v.; undeviating, unturned, ... show more

adverb

1 true

As acknowledged:
— True, she is the smartest in her class.

synonyms: admittedly, avowedly, confessedly.

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Christian, absolute, acceptable, accepted, accommodate, accord, accurate, accurately, active, actual, adapt, adjust, adjust to, apodictic, applicable, appropriate, approved, ardent, arrowlike, ascertained ... show more.

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