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Synonyms for true

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  1. trueverb


  2. truenoun


    This is a true story.


  3. trueadjective

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

    We spent all night truing up the report.


  4. trueadjective

    He’s turned out to be a true friend.


  5. trueadjective

    This is true Parmesan cheese.


  6. trueadjective

    The true king has returned!


  7. trueadjective


  8. trueadjective


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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trueadjective

    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. trueadjective

    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 targetadjective

    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. trueadjective

    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, trueadjective

    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. trueadjective

    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)adjective

    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), unfeignedadjective

    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)adjective

    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)adjective

    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)adjective

    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, trueadjective

    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, straightverb

    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 upadverb

    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, confessedlyadverb

    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

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. trueadjective

    real, genuine, veritable, actual, conformable to fact

  2. trueadjective

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

  3. trueadjective

    faithful, constant, steady, loyal, not perfidious

  4. trueadjective

    exact, accurate, correct, conformable to a rule

  5. trueadjective

    one-berry, herb-paris (paris quadrifolia)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trueadjective

    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. Ted Cruz:

    Marco knows what he is saying is not true.

  2. Sam James Ervin, Jr.:

    If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.

  3. David Brady:

    California Republicans are somewhat divided, with the majority being fiscal conservatives, but more socially liberal than Republicans in other regions of the country, this is particularly true in the coastal populated regions while the interior has more social conservatives which is associated with evangelicals.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The outsiders are still the true rulers of those countries who didn’t gain their full independence.

  5. Rodrigo Duterte:

    That could be true, some police officers are shifting from drug protectors to drug punishers.

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