Synonyms of true


1. true, alignment

usage: proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"


1. true, true up, align, aline, line up, adjust

usage: make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"


1. true (vs. false), actual, genuine, literal, real, apodictic, apodeictic, truthful, sure, correct#1, right, faithful, genuine#1, echt, honest#1, honorable, sincere

usage: 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"

2. true, dead on target, accurate (vs. inaccurate)

usage: accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target"

3. true, faithful (vs. unfaithful)

usage: devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

4. truthful (vs. untruthful), true, honest, veracious, honest#1, honorable

usage: expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"

5. true, typical (vs. atypical)

usage: conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

6. dependable, honest, reliable, true(predicate), trustworthy (vs. untrustworthy), trusty

usage: worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

7. genuine, true(prenominal), unfeigned, sincere (vs. insincere)

usage: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"

8. true(prenominal), real(prenominal) (vs. unreal)

usage: rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend"

9. true(prenominal), geographic (vs. magnetic), geographical

usage: determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north"

10. true(prenominal), lawful, rightful(prenominal), legitimate (vs. illegitimate)

usage: having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

11. on-key, true, harmonious (vs. inharmonious)

usage: in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"

12. true, straight, even (vs. uneven)

usage: accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true"


1. true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly

usage: as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"

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Definition and meaning of true (Dictionary)