Meaning of TRUE in English

TRUE

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dream comes true (= something you want happens )

I’d always wanted to go to Africa and at last my dream came true.

a nightmare comes true (= something bad that someone fears actually happens )

The company's worst financial nightmare has now come true.

a real/true hero

The real heroes were the guys who fought in the front lines.

a true account

The book is a true account of his life and death.

a true story

‘Schindler’s List’ tells the true story of Oskar Schindler.

an accurate/true picture

Our aim is to build an accurate picture of the needs of disabled people.

an accurate/true reflection

These reports were not an accurate reflection of existing attitudes.

be true to your ideals (= to behave in the way that you believe is right )

Stick to your principles and be true to your ideals.

exact/precise/true nature

The exact nature of the problem is not well understood.

found...true vocation

At 17 she found her true vocation as a writer.

good/perfect/true etc likeness

hold true/good

Twenty years on, his advice still holds good.

it is certainly true/possible etc

It is certainly true that there are more courses on offer.

sb's wish comes true

His wish came true when he was called up to play for England.

sb’s real/true identity

The true identity of the author was not revealed until 100 years later.

sb’s real/true motive

What were his true motives for offering her the job?

sb’s true potential (= their full potential )

Malaysia only showed glimpses of their true potential in the final stages of the tournament.

sb’s/sth’s true meaning

Children understand the true meaning of these words.

the actual/true extent

Rescue workers still do not know the true extent of the disaster.

the converse was true

Some teachers welcomed the change; but for the majority of teachers, the converse was true .

the opposite is the case/is true

People believe the sun moved around the earth, but Copernicus showed that the opposite was the case.

the reverse is true (= you owe me )

I owe you nothing. If anything, the reverse is true .

true love (= real love )

She felt that she had finally found true love.

true love

true north

true or false

Please decide whether the following statements are true or false.

true/real happiness (= having all the qualities which happiness should have )

At last, she found true happiness with a man she loved.

true/real joy

How can I find true joy in life?

your true/real self (= your real character )

At last he had revealed his true self.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

certainly

The same was certainly true of me, although my role was clearly less significant.

But one thing is certainly true: Where two can tango, three almost always fail.

This is certainly true when they deal with stories near home.

And it is certainly true that these earnings differentials have had a tendency to diminish in the past.

It is certainly true that a few generalisations can be made about the attitudinal functions of some components of intonation.

That much is certainly true enough.

This is certainly true of approval committees for thesis and dissertation proposals.

especially

This is especially true of elderly people in mental handicap hospitals who have lived in a closed world all their lives.

This is especially true for those in entrepreneurial enterprises.

This is especially true for those growing up at the time, like my own children.

This is especially true in acquisition or merger situations, where there are no shared corporate values.

This is especially true if a small area only has been tessellated.

But I find it especially true now.

This is especially true if the group starts from scratch with no designated roles or previous experience of working together.

This is especially true of original and futuristic ideas.

particularly

This is particularly true within areas such as avionic systems and component diagnostics.

This is particularly true of adolescent boys, he says, and who could argue with that?

This was particularly true when it was rich in scented meadowsweet as at Wicken.

This is particularly true for those of us for whom bending over is a form of aerobics.

This is particularly true when articulating curved or flowing forms.

That was particularly true of two losses -- Minnesota and Wyoming -- in which the Aztecs did not compete strongly.

That is particularly true on containing nuclear arsenals.

probably

Nevertheless, although generalizations arrived at by legitimate inductions can not be guaranteed to be perfectly true , they are probably true.

I think that is probably true .

Scientific knowledge is not proven knowledge, but it does represent knowledge that is probably true .

It is probably true that this effect is a consequence of population oscillations rather than chaos per se.

That was probably true , from her point of view.

Most of the generalisations one could make are probably true for a lot of other languages as well.

It is probably true to say that these new sensations were at first quite undetected, as such, by himself.

too

He never had his own desk on principle, as he said all desks had chains attached. Too true .

Travelers to Prague may find the comparison with Paris starting to ring all too true when it comes to hotel prices.

It's a cliche to say people are living in fear, but sadly it's all too true in Larne.

Mr. Waldegrave I fear that on health, as on other issues, that is all too true .

This may be only too true , but if so, why advertise the fact?

■ NOUN

cost

Compare carefully the costs of these link ups with the true costs of bringing people together physically.

Once they expose the true cost of their subsidies, elected officials often decide that some are inappropriate.

The true cost of allowing unfettered insider dealing has become less important than what people think the true costs to be.

Meanwhile, economists argue about whether the true cost of healthcare has even gone down under managed care.

If drivers paid the true costs of road use, they might switch to less congested times, or make fewer journeys.

The true cost of allowing unfettered insider dealing has become less important than what people think the true costs to be.

A second problem with traditional cost accounting systems was that they misled managers about the true cost of products and services.

extent

Environmentalists welcomed the move, claiming that some fishermen in Cornwall and the South-West were disguising the true extent of the problem.

The true extent of the phenomenon is not at present clear, but not all sense-spectra are of the metaphorical sort.

But yesterday Ferguson, along with club doctor Francis McHugh, decided to clarify the true extent of Sharpe's problem.

But while! exercising the prerogatives of superpower, he never seemed to recognise the true extent of its responsibilities.

There is some question as to the true extent of s 2.

The Bank recognises that these data indicate rather than properly represent the true extent of relative inequality between countries.

Pedestrians under the influence of alcohol also feature but the true extent of this is not know.

Purchasers may not understand the extent of their liabilities and the true extent of the help they might receive in an emergency.

friend

If you have found true friends , you have real treasure.

James was also tremendously loyal to people he cared about, and in him I found a true friend .

A last gift from a true friend .

This path isolates me well from casual visitors, but true friends are not deterred.

There were not many in the Agency that he would call a true friend .

She seems very selfish to us and not a good example of a true friend .

But you have a true friend .

I suppose she wept for lost gladness and the relinquishment of true friends .

identity

Because as the days and weeks unfold so will the true identity of her baby.

Veterinary examination revealed the true identity of the horse and led to a spell in Maidstone jail for Willett.

One of the most compelling elements in the myth is the necessity of concealing your true identity .

They did not even know his true identity .

Users can appear as they wish and can disguise their true identity or characteristics in many ways.

Others were painted black co disguise their true identity or perhaps consigned to the attic, there to lie forgotten.

As a soldier under the Whites there was a price on his head; some one would soon discover his true identity .

love

Usual stories about true love at last.

Roth, of course, remains eternally wedded to his one true love , his writing.

Unhappily-married Cape Town journalist Toni Balser finds true love against a backdrop of gruesome township violence.

Love is strange, and true love is strange but true.

The older woman is the villainess of the piece and true love triumphs in the end.

He cried out that April was his true love , and they married there and then.

One such dispute was settled by Marie with a verdict apparently asserting that true love can not exist between man and wife.

I knew that true love , real love, could not make its way through the mountain passes to North Chittendon.

meaning

The right legal answer, based on the true meaning of the Act, must be found and applied.

A man needed special experience and insight to work true meanings out of certain murky remarks.

Even so, those with grace always know how to be graceful and she would probably understand the true meaning of the gesture.

It was too soon for anyone to understand the true meaning of what had happened.

I still can't get a clear definition on the true meaning of it all.

Given the dichotomous speech model that Richard uses, one need only invert the sense to discover the true meaning .

She understood the true meaning of a phrase she had often heard but never defined: in her element.

nature

No one should be forced into conformity which conflicts with their true nature .

Few living humans understand the true nature of time and its laws.

This obscures the true nature of Eliot's life, just as it diminishes his poetry.

This is the true nature of democracy and of all distributed governance.

Ruling class ideology distorts the true nature of society and serves to legitimate and justify the statusquo.

I hid her existence from the world as carefully and surely as I hid my own true nature .

The true nature of this revolt is still obscure.

But the attacks often distort the true nature of a candidate.

self

The true self must be understood as engaging in the world in a specific way as part of a community.

Or maybe my true self is yearning to be something like Mary Matalin.

They were never more their true selves than when they were together.

The true self goes into hiding to avoid the psychic annihilation caused by expressing itself without being able to get a response.

Yet again he has shown his true self when unharnessed from the mature guidance of his former wife and manager Cheryl.

Do I reveal my true self through my golf?

In the dark, Seth would be his true self , his human face off but his dark glasses still on.

What Pipher uncovers in her therapy sessions are girls who have drowned their true selves as surely as Ophelia did.

sense

Its narrowness and the buttress across the street above your head, give a true sense of the medieval Malá Strana.

Far from being vacuous storytelling, myth in its true sense is a communion with the deepest truths of existence.

We are not really operating a gallery in the true sense of the word, with additional stock behind the scenes.

A true sense of mastery of the task at hand.

But these are not canoeists in the true sense .

Hazony's history is revisionist in the truest sense .

Prisoners passed through the place so fast that it ceased to be a camp in the true sense altogether.

This enhances a true sense of personal integrity and self-worth.

story

Mr Utterson knows that the true story will not be believed, so he invents a story to tell the police.

You could fill a book with such hair-curling true stories of blighted lives and justice traduced.

Is that the true story , young man?

Rather, they are the latest developments in the true story of Clancy and the man who authorities say defrauded him.

Here is a true story of one chance remark.

The true story of the Mobro, as documented by the Wall Street Journal, was less cosmic but more sinister.

value

I fear we may be in danger of knowing the price of everything but failing to appreciate its true value .

Its true value is in its subjectivity.

On the other hand it can bring about reconciliation between families and friends and a new appreciation of life's true values .

Once those properties hit the market, their true value will be found out.

Therefore, there is a probability of 0.68 that the true value of beta will lie between 0.541 and 0.807.

Unlikely as it may sound, the conductor program could prove the true value of practice.

That is to say, the range within which the true value will lie with a probability of 0.95.

If Gilliland is correct, the true value of the mean solar radius is more nearly 959.8 seconds of arc.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be a dream come true

But winning a honeymoon just months before your wedding is a dream come true.

For him, being aboard the raft was a dream come true.

For Ruth it will be a dream come true as she becomes the youngest female licensed amateur rider in history.

It really is a dream come true.

It would be a dream come true to be able to observe my favourite species in a more natural situation.

That would be a dream come true, but everybody around the country wants to win it.

Winning a number was a dream come true for Deborah Fullford of Cambridge, the final Massachusetts woman selected.

not ring true

None of her explanations rang true.

One of the jurors said that Hill's explanation just didn't ring true.

There was something odd about her story, something that didn't ring true.

But this would only be a story, and would not ring true.

Frankly, it just does not ring true.

Something does not ring true ... but what can we do?

Stories that she lightheartedly tipped him off his surfboard do not ring true of Diana who was totally in awe of him.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

True Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

True courage is facing danger when you are afraid.

True , my family was wealthy, but my parents taught me to work hard.

As far as Gabby was concerned this was true love.

At last he had found true happiness.

Being a true Red Sox fan, he never missed a game.

Even the U.S. is not really a true democracy.

Everything I've said is true .

He was a good partner and a true friend to me.

It is difficult to measure the true value of these amenities to the local community.

No, honestly, It's a true story.

She makes the dance look easy - the mark of a true professional.

She says her parents arrived here as refugees, but I know that's not true .

The true significance of the General's offer has yet to be established.

The movie is based on a true story.

The table top doesn't look completely true .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And it was also true that uniforms got people elected.

Did he still consider me his best friend and true blood brother?

It was imaginatively true also in commerce and industry, in religious and intellectual life, and in the arts.

Or is no one, since all that connecting and downloading is taking the place of true , human contact?

She had borne it all alone, not knowing it wasn't true .

That sounds too good to be true .

This is true whether the end product is a manufactured item for sale or a production process for producing it.

II. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

come

The nice thing about personal computer technology is that these kinds of wishes often come true .

This was like a nemesis, like a nightmare come true , even the wording of the headline.

What kind of work would give you the chance to see those dreams come true ?

The issue then becomes: How do you make your dream come true ?

Your dream can come true if your plan has these three key elements, fitting together in one coherent whole.

Do you have a plan for helping you see that dream come true ?

What hope do you have for seeing those dreams come true ?

Today their dreams have come true partially because they burned their bridges and never looked back.

hold

This holds true no matter what size or kind of business you decide to start.

Seventy-four percent of work-inhibited students were boys, a pattern that held true across the grades from elementary school through high school.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be a dream come true

But winning a honeymoon just months before your wedding is a dream come true.

For him, being aboard the raft was a dream come true.

For Ruth it will be a dream come true as she becomes the youngest female licensed amateur rider in history.

It really is a dream come true.

It would be a dream come true to be able to observe my favourite species in a more natural situation.

That would be a dream come true, but everybody around the country wants to win it.

Winning a number was a dream come true for Deborah Fullford of Cambridge, the final Massachusetts woman selected.

not ring true

None of her explanations rang true.

One of the jurors said that Hill's explanation just didn't ring true.

There was something odd about her story, something that didn't ring true.

But this would only be a story, and would not ring true.

Frankly, it just does not ring true.

Something does not ring true ... but what can we do?

Stories that she lightheartedly tipped him off his surfboard do not ring true of Diana who was totally in awe of him.

too good to be true/to last

tried and tested/trusted/true

After all, these methods are tried and tested.

Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.

Disposable workers Modern methods of super-exploitation, tried and tested in the Third World, are coming home to industrialized countries.

Look for the more creative solution - the tried and true don't always bring the best results.

Others stick to the tried and tested method with a sponge.

Some parts of the blueprint will have been tried and tested, and found to be reliable.

The genre is tried and true, of course, from Animal House to Reality Bites.

These have the advantage of being tried and tested and involve lower cost.

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