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pronunciation:
tru
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: truer, truest
definition 1: in agreement with fact.
It's true that some birds cannot fly.
synonyms:
accurate, correct, factual, right, veracious
antonyms:
false, fictional, mistaken, untrue
similar words:
actual, authentic, certain, faithful, honest, just, literal, real, sound, sure, truthful, valid, veritable
definition 2: conforming to a rule, standard, or principle.
synonyms:
correct, proper
antonyms:
aberrant
similar words:
faithful, firm, just, normal, perfect, right, standard, strict, typical
definition 3: real, authentic, or genuine.
synonyms:
authentic, genuine, real
antonyms:
bogus, fake, phony
similar words:
actual, bona fide, confirmed, honest, natural, sincere, veritable
definition 4: accurate; reliable.
synonyms:
accurate, good, reliable, trustworthy
antonyms:
false, inaccurate
similar words:
authoritative, believable, close, correct, credible, dependable, exact, faithful, honest, infallible, literal, precise, sound, strict, sure, trusty, unerring, valid
definition 5: faithful; loyal.
a true friend
synonyms:
faithful, fast, loyal, truehearted
antonyms:
disloyal, false, fickle, unfaithful, untrue
similar words:
constant, devoted, firm, good, obedient, staunch, steadfast, true-blue, trusty, unwavering
definition 6: sincerely expressed or felt.
true love
synonyms:
genuine, real, sincere
antonyms:
feigned
similar words:
bona fide, candid, deep, earnest, frank, honest, truehearted
definition 7: fundamental or basic.
his true intentions
synonyms:
basic, fundamental, real
similar words:
central, essential, final, ultimate
definition 8: legitimate, rightful, or lawful.
the true inheritor of his estate
synonyms:
lawful, legitimate, rightful
antonyms:
de facto, illegitimate
similar words:
authorized, just, legal, official, proper, recognized, right, valid
definition 9: correctly placed or formed.
His aim was true.
synonyms:
perfect
antonyms:
off
similar words:
accurate, flawless, precise, straight, unerring
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part of speech: noun
definition: proper balance, alignment, or formation.
The ceiling was out of true.
synonyms:
alignment
similar words:
accord, adjustment, agreement, balance, straight, tune
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: truer, truest
definition 1: in a true manner; truthfully.
synonyms:
accurately, correctly, truly, truthfully
similar words:
frankly, honestly, openly
definition 2: accurately; exactly.
synonyms:
accurately, exactly, precisely
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trued, trueing, trues, truing
definition: to cause to conform to or fit a pattern or standard.
synonyms:
correct, standardize
similar words:
adjust, align, fine-tune, fit, fix, right, straighten, tune
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  • truly:
    in a real or honest way.
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