Meaning of TRUE in English

TRUE

adj.

1 right or correct

VERBS

▪ be , ring , seem , sound

Her explanation doesn't ring quite ~.

▪ come

All her wishes came ~.

It was like a dream come ~.

▪ remain

▪ hold

This principle holds ~ for all states.

▪ prove

We hope that this will prove ~.

ADVERB

▪ especially , particularly , very

This is particularly ~ of older women.

▪ absolutely , completely , perfectly , quite , totally

It's perfectly ~ that I didn't help much, but I was busy.

▪ certainly , clearly , demonstrably , indisputably , obviously , undeniably , unquestionably

While this is certainly ~ for some, it is not the case for others.

▪ definitely , surely , undoubtedly

That is undoubtedly ~.

▪ actually , indeed , in fact , really

This is in fact ~ in most situations.

▪ by no means , far from , not at all

This degree of inequality was by no means ~ of all 19th-century marriages.

‘That's not ~ at all,’ he said firmly.

▪ hardly , not completely , not entirely , not exactly , not necessarily , not quite , not really , not strictly

It's hardly ~ to call your job a ‘profession’.

That's not strictly ~, I'm afraid.

▪ almost , basically , essentially , generally , largely , more or less , partially , partly , pretty much

The story is more or less ~.

▪ factually , objectively

▪ literally

It is literally ~ that I never heard of him until I was in my late twenties.

▪ technically

While technically ~, this is unfair.

▪ doubly , equally

What applies at a local level holds doubly ~ at a national level.

What is true for buyers is equally ~ for sellers.

2 faithful

VERBS

▪ be

▪ feel

I have never felt more ~ to myself.

▪ remain , stay

He has stayed ~ to his word.

ADVERB

▪ absolutely

PREPOSITION

▪ to

She stayed ~ to her principles.

PHRASES

▪ ~ to your word

He was ~ to his word, and turned up on time.

True is used with these nouns: ↑ account , ↑ allegation , ↑ allegiance , ↑ appreciation , ↑ artist , ↑ believer , ↑ cause , ↑ centre , ↑ champion , ↑ character , ↑ classic , ↑ compassion , ↑ confession , ↑ connoisseur , ↑ copy , ↑ cost , ↑ creativity , ↑ culprit , ↑ danger , ↑ democracy , ↑ destiny , ↑ devotee , ↑ emergency , ↑ emotion , ↑ enemy , ↑ equality , ↑ essence , ↑ explanation , ↑ extent , ↑ face , ↑ fact , ↑ faith , ↑ fan , ↑ fashion , ↑ father , ↑ feeling , ↑ figure , ↑ follower , ↑ freedom , ↑ friend , ↑ friendship , ↑ gem , ↑ genius , ↑ gentleman , ↑ greatness , ↑ grit , ↑ happiness , ↑ heart , ↑ heir , ↑ hero , ↑ heroism , ↑ horror , ↑ humanity , ↑ identity , ↑ independence , ↑ indication , ↑ inspiration , ↑ integration , ↑ intention , ↑ interpretation , ↑ intimacy , ↑ joy , ↑ leader , ↑ leadership , ↑ liberation , ↑ love , ↑ meaning , ↑ measure , ↑ merit , ↑ miracle , ↑ motivation , ↑ motive , ↑ name , ↑ nature , ↑ north , ↑ number , ↑ origin , ↑ partnership , ↑ perspective , ↑ picture , ↑ pioneer , ↑ potential , ↑ professional , ↑ prophet , ↑ proposition , ↑ purpose , ↑ reconciliation , ↑ reflection , ↑ relationship , ↑ religion , ↑ repentance , ↑ representation , ↑ romance , ↑ romantic , ↑ self , ↑ sense , ↑ significance , ↑ spirit , ↑ star , ↑ story , ↑ tale , ↑ talent , ↑ tenderness , ↑ test , ↑ testament , ↑ turning point , ↑ understanding , ↑ value , ↑ villain , ↑ vocation

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