Meaning of TRUTH in English

TRUTH

noun

1 what is true

ADJECTIVE

▪ absolute , gospel ( informal ), honest ( informal ), real

She takes everything she reads in the paper as gospel ~.

▪ complete , entire , full , whole

It still doesn't make sense to me—I don't think he's told us the whole ~.

▪ exact , literal

▪ naked , plain , simple

The simple ~ is he's lost his job.

▪ pure , unvarnished

the plain unvarnished ~

▪ hidden , secret

the hidden ~ behind the events of the last four years

▪ underlying

▪ awful , bitter , brutal , cruel , dreadful , grim , hard , harsh , horrible , painful , sad , shocking , terrible , ugly , uncomfortable , unfortunate , unpalatable ( esp. BrE ), unpleasant , unwelcome

the shocking ~ about heroin addiction among the young

The sad ~ is he never loved her.

▪ factual , objective

▪ empirical , historical , moral , poetic , psychological , religious , scientific , spiritual

It's a good movie but contains little historical ~.

▪ divine , revealed

the revealed ~ of God

… OF TRUTH

▪ element , germ , glimmer , grain , kernel , nugget , ounce , shred

There may have been a grain of ~ in what he said.

VERB + TRUTH

▪ know

So now you know the ~.

If the ~ be known, I was afraid to tell anyone.

▪ admit , convey , expose , speak , tell (sb)

He was reminded of his duty to speak the ~ when questioned in court.

I'm sure she's telling the ~.

To tell you the ~, I'm rather dreading his return.

▪ establish , discern , discover , find out , get , get at , get to , learn , reveal , uncover

She was determined to discover the ~ about her boss.

We're going to try to get the ~ out of this boy.

The journalist protested that he was only trying to get at the ~.

▪ seek

a man on a journey seeking the ~ about God and humanity

▪ guess

▪ accept , acknowledge , face (up to) , grasp , realize

He realized the ~ in Adam's words.

▪ doubt

The police doubt the ~ of his statement.

▪ conceal , cover up , hide , suppress

You've been hiding the ~ from me!

▪ deny

Dare anyone deny the ~ of what we have said?

▪ bend , distort , stretch , twist

Lawyers distorted the ~ about the deal.

▪ handle

He was too fragile to handle the ~.

TRUTH + VERB

▪ be , lie

We are examining the matter to see where the ~ lies.

▪ come out , emerge

Almost at the end of the letter the cruel ~ emerged.

▪ dawn on sb

The awful ~ suddenly dawned on her.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

She laughed and chatted but was, in ~, not having much fun.

▪ ~ about

She would later find out the ~ about her husband.

▪ ~ behind

What's the ~ behind all the gossip?

▪ ~ in

There is no ~ in these allegations.

PHRASES

▪ an/the arbiter of ~

They claim to be the arbiters of sacred ~.

▪ be economical with the ~ (= not to tell the whole truth) ( esp. BrE )

▪ moment of ~

Finally the moment of ~ will be upon you.

▪ nothing could be further from the ~

I know you think she's mean, but nothing could be further from the ~.

▪ the pursuit of (the) ~

They were motivated by the pursuit of the ~.

▪ the quest for (the) ~ , the search for (the) ~

▪ a ring of ~

His explanation has a ring of ~ to it.

▪ a seeker after ~ ( literary )

seekers after divine ~

▪ a semblance of ~

▪ the ~ of the matter

The ~ of the matter is we can't afford to keep all the staff on.

▪ the ~ will come out , the ~ will out ( saying )

2 fact that is true

ADJECTIVE

▪ basic , central , common , essential , eternal , fundamental , general , great , immutable , important , profound , simple , timeless , ultimate , universal

in search of the eternal ~s of life

▪ ancient

▪ obvious , self-evident , undeniable

We hold these ~s to be self-evident … 

▪ deep

the deeper ~s that often go unspoken

▪ underlying

▪ half , partial

His evidence was a blend of smears, half ~s and downright lies.

▪ harsh , home , painful , uncomfortable , unpalatable ( esp. BrE ), unpleasant , unwelcome

It's time we told him a few home ~s about sharing a house.

▪ necessary

▪ moral , philosophical , scientific

▪ biblical , divine , spiritual , theological , transcendent

Science, like theology, reveals transcendent ~s about a changing world.

VERB + TRUTH

▪ establish , reveal , uncover

▪ tell sb

▪ accept , acknowledge , face up to

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

She was forced to face up to a few unwelcome ~s about her family.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .