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Synonyms for true

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. true(adj)

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

    "out of true"

    untrue, insincere, magnetic, specious, trumped-up(a), untypical, untrustworthy, unharmonious, atypical, false, untrusty, unreal, unfaithful, mendacious, inharmonious, illegitimate, uneven, inaccurate, spurious

  2. true(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"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    specious, untypical, mendacious, inaccurate, magnetic, trumped-up(a), untrue, untrusty, spurious, inharmonious, false, unharmonious, illegitimate, insincere, unreal, untrustworthy, unfaithful, atypical, uneven

  3. true, dead on target(adj)

    accurately placed or thrown

    "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    insincere, untrue, trumped-up(a), atypical, inaccurate, magnetic, inharmonious, untrustworthy, untypical, false, specious, untrusty, illegitimate, mendacious, unreal, unfaithful, unharmonious, spurious, uneven

  4. true(adj)

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

    "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    inaccurate, unreal, uneven, illegitimate, untrue, unharmonious, unfaithful, mendacious, false, untrusty, spurious, specious, inharmonious, insincere, magnetic, untypical, trumped-up(a), untrustworthy, atypical

  5. truthful, true(adj)

    expressing or given to expressing the truth

    "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    unfaithful, mendacious, specious, false, unreal, untrusty, uneven, trumped-up(a), inharmonious, illegitimate, untypical, untrustworthy, inaccurate, untrue, insincere, spurious, magnetic, unharmonious, atypical

  6. true(adj)

    conforming to definitive criteria

    "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    inharmonious, inaccurate, uneven, specious, unfaithful, mendacious, unreal, unharmonious, false, illegitimate, spurious, untrusty, trumped-up(a), atypical, untypical, untrustworthy, magnetic, insincere, untrue

  7. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    worthy of being depended on

    "a 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"

    illegitimate, untrusty, false, mendacious, uneven, specious, untypical, trumped-up(a), atypical, unreal, untrue, spurious, inharmonious, magnetic, unharmonious, inaccurate, unfaithful, untrustworthy, insincere

  8. genuine, true(a), unfeigned(adj)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

    "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"

    inaccurate, untrue, inharmonious, false, unharmonious, illegitimate, trumped-up(a), insincere, mendacious, atypical, magnetic, unfaithful, unreal, uneven, spurious, untrustworthy, specious, untrusty, untypical

  9. true(a)(adj)

    rightly so called

    "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"

    inharmonious, untrusty, spurious, untypical, atypical, mendacious, specious, untrue, trumped-up(a), untrustworthy, unreal, unharmonious, magnetic, insincere, false, uneven, illegitimate, inaccurate, unfaithful

  10. true(a)(adj)

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

    "true north is geographic north"

    untypical, uneven, specious, magnetic, insincere, unreal, mendacious, atypical, trumped-up(a), untrue, false, unfaithful, inaccurate, untrusty, inharmonious, spurious, illegitimate, untrustworthy, unharmonious

  11. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

    magnetic, untrue, inaccurate, uneven, inharmonious, untrustworthy, unfaithful, insincere, unreal, spurious, unharmonious, trumped-up(a), untrusty, atypical, specious, false, mendacious, untypical, illegitimate

  12. on-key, true(adj)

    in tune; accurate in pitch

    "a true note"

    on-key, truthful, true(a), dependable, true(p), rightful(a), dead on target, honest, genuine, lawful, unfeigned, straight, reliable

    untypical, spurious, unfaithful, inaccurate, false, magnetic, unreal, uneven, illegitimate, specious, insincere, untrustworthy, atypical, unharmonious, trumped-up(a), untrue, untrusty, mendacious, inharmonious

  13. true, straight(verb)

    accurately fitted; level

    "the window frame isn't quite true"

    unbent, straight, neat, true(a), dependable, on-key, reliable, true(p), square(a), truthful, consecutive, dead on target, unfeigned, honest, square, genuine, uncoiled, unbowed, full-strength, straightforward, rightful(a), lawful

    untypical, untrusty, inaccurate, untrue, trumped-up(a), inharmonious, atypical, illegitimate, untrustworthy, unfaithful, insincere, uneven, mendacious, false, unharmonious, spurious, unreal, specious, magnetic

  14. true, true up(adverb)

    make level, square, balanced, or concentric

    "true up the cylinder of an engine"

    true up

    insincere, trumped-up(a), untrue, unfaithful, atypical, untypical, illegitimate, unreal, untrustworthy, untrusty, unharmonious, mendacious, inharmonious, inaccurate, false, uneven, specious, spurious, magnetic

  15. true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly(adverb)

    as acknowledged

    "true, she is the smartest in her class"

    professedly, confessedly, admittedly, avowedly

    untrue, untrusty, untypical, false, magnetic, inaccurate, unharmonious, atypical, trumped-up(a), mendacious, unfaithful, uneven, specious, untrustworthy, unreal, inharmonious, insincere, illegitimate, spurious


  1. true(adverb)


  2. true(adjective)

    To straighten.

    this gun shoots true


  3. true(adjective)

    To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.

    We spent all night truing up the report.


  4. true(adjective)

    He’s turned out to be a true friend.


  5. true(adjective)

    This is true Parmesan cheese.


  6. true(adjective)

    The true king has returned!


  7. true(adjective)


  8. true(adjective)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. true

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, trustworthy, veritable

    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

Editors Contribution

  1. honestrude

    1. to be honest and rude at the same time.

    its not rude it is the honestrude

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. true(a.)

    real, genuine, veritable, actual, conformable to fact

  2. true(a.)

    truthful, veracious, sincere, candid, frank, honest, honorable, pure

  3. true(a.)

    faithful, constant, steady, loyal, not perfidious

  4. true(a.)

    exact, accurate, correct, conformable to a rule

  5. true(a.)

    one-berry, herb-paris (paris quadrifolia)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. true(a)

    correct, exact, accurate, veritable, authentic, real, genuine, actual, veracious, truthful, loyal, stanch, steadfast, unwavering, incorruptible, trustworthy, faithful, honorable


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How to use true in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    True love is a gift which when shown or given to someone or anyone wholeheartedly. It's worth more than a million dollar(s).

  2. Tim Sini:

    All the evidence used to convict Mr. Bush is undermined or simply not true, in fact, theres evidence that goes to his actual innocence. Theres a much more probable suspect, and thats John Jones.

  3. Richard Hudson:

    I mean, it's breathtaking to think about, and if it's not true, then there needs to be a reckoning on our side.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I've gotten more votes than he has already. So I do not think he represents the vast majority of Americans who are more interested in solving our problems than venting our disappointment or anger, is it going to be challenging? Of course it will be. That is true in any general election.

  5. James Inhofe:

    We want to deliver the services, we want to make things clean, but we're going to take all this stuff that comes out of the EPA that's brainwashing our kids, that's propaganda, things that aren't true, allegations.

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