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Definition of true:

  1. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.
  2. Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.
  3. Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal.
  4. In accordance with truth; truly.
  5. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
  6. Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge.

Synonyms:

straightforward, bona fide, confessedly, uncoiled, exact, indubitable, lawful, truthful, trust, rigorous, square, precise, professedly, full-strength, on-key, happen, valid, realistic, dead on target, develop, sure, straight, credible, continue, precise, dependable, legitimate, neat, be actualized, original, fast, unbent, current, authoritative, unquestionable, authorized, accredited, heartfelt, straight-shooting, avowedly, veridical, come about, undoubted, unbowed, lifelike, trustworthy, plumb, admittedly, liege, unmannered, incorruptible, exact, valid, rightful, consecutive, convincing, accepted, Allegiant, naturalistic, upright, natural, unaffected, received, unfeigned, true-life, true up.

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