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  Definition of true
  1. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
  2. make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"
  3. accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"
  4. reliable as a basis for action; "a true prophesy"
  5. accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn''t quite true"
  6. devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"
  7. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"
  8. in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"
  9. expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
  10. 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"
  11. conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"
  12. as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"
Similar Words: true up, dead on target, straight, real, on-key, truthful, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly

 

See Also: correct, right, faithful, genuine, echt, honest, honorable, sincere

 

Attributes: truth, the true, verity

 

Derivational Morphology: true up

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: vërtetë   Catalan: veritable  
Croatian: istinit   Danish: sand  
Dutch: echt and trouw and waar   Finnish: oikea and tosi and tosi-  
French: vrai   German: echt and wahr  
Greek: πιστός and αυθεντικός and αλήθεια   Hebrew: חיובי and נאמן and נכון  
Hungarian: igaz   Indonesian: benar  
Italian: vero   Japanese: and 真実 and 本物 and 本当  
Korean: 참되다 and 참이다   Polish: prawdziwy  
Portuguese: verdadeiro   Russian: верный and истинный and наcтоящий  
Serbian: iskren and istinit and istinito and veran   Slovene: resničen and resnično  
Spanish: auténtico and cierto and verdadero   Swedish: äkta and sann and trogen  
Turkish: doğru and gerçek and sadık  
 
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