Synonyms of true in English:

true


See definition of true

adjective

1‘it may seem hard to believe, but I can assure you it's true’

SYNONYMS

accurate, correct, verifiable, faithful, literal, veracious

in accordance with reality, what actually happened, what really happened, the case, so

unelaborated, unvarnished

informal as true as I'm sitting here, as true as I'm standing here

ANTONYMS

untrue, false, fallacious

2‘people are still willing to pay for true craftsmanship’

SYNONYMS

genuine, authentic, real, actual, proper, veritable

bona fide

informal honest-to-goodness, kosher, pukka, legit, the real McCoy, regular

Australian NZ informal dinkum

ANTONYMS

bogus, phoney

3‘the true owner of the goods’

SYNONYMS

rightful, legitimate, legal, lawful, authorized, recognized, valid

bona fide

de jure

ANTONYMS

de facto

4‘the necessity for true repentance’

SYNONYMS

sincere, genuine, real, unfeigned, unpretended, unaffected, heartfelt, from the heart

ANTONYMS

insincere, feigned

5‘she was always a true friend to me’

SYNONYMS

loyal, faithful, true-hearted, devoted, dedicated, staunch, true-blue, constant, unswerving, unwavering

trustworthy, trusty, reliable, dependable, firm, steady, dutiful, supportive

ANTONYMS

disloyal, faithless

6‘a true reflection of life in the 50s’

SYNONYMS

accurate, true to life, faithful, telling it like it is, as it really happened, fact-based, realistic, close, lifelike, convincing

correct, unerring, exact, precise, perfect

on target, on the mark

vérité

British informal spot on

North American informal on the money

rare verisimilar, veristic

ANTONYMS

inaccurate


adverb

1‘I swear I will speak true’

SYNONYMS

truthfully, honestly, sincerely, candidly, frankly, truly, veraciously

2‘the weapon flew true as an arrow’

SYNONYMS

accurately, unerringly, unswervingly, without deviating


Phrases

    true to

      ‘the completed house is remarkably true to the original diagram’

      SYNONYMS

      in keeping with, consistent with, in harmony with, in accord with, in accordance with, in agreement with, in line with, in character with, compatible with, congruent with, commensurate with

      appropriate to, befitting, as befits, suitable for, suited to

      true
    come true

      ‘seven years later, his dream came true’

      SYNONYMS

      be fulfilled, be realized, become a reality, happen, occur, take place

      literary

      come to pass

    out of (the) true

      ‘the front wheel is a little out of true and a couple of spokes are bent’

      SYNONYMS

      askew, skew, at an angle, lopsided, crooked, tilting, tilted, atilt, dipping, out of line

      at a slant, on the slant, at an angle, not straight, sloping, slanting, slanted, slantwise, slant, oblique, leaning, inclining, inclined, angled, cambered, canted

      Scottish

      squint