Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun true

1 sense of true

Sense 1
true -- (proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true")
       => alignment -- (the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb true

1 sense of true

Sense 1
true, true up -- (make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine")
       => align, aline, line up, adjust -- (place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table")

Antonyms of adj true

12 senses of true

Sense 1
true (vs. false) -- (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")

false (vs. true) -- (not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery")
        => mendacious -- (intentionally untrue; "a mendacious statement")
        => specious, spurious -- (plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences")
        => trumped-up (prenominal) -- (concocted with intent to deceive; "trumped-up charges")
        => untrue -- (not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue")

Sense 2
true, dead on target -- (accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target")

INDIRECT (VIA accurate) -> inaccurate -- (not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate")

Sense 3
true -- (devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them")

INDIRECT (VIA faithful) -> unfaithful -- (not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover")

Sense 4
truthful (vs. untruthful), true -- (expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person")


Sense 5
true -- (conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician")

INDIRECT (VIA typical) -> atypical, untypical -- (not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children")

Sense 6
dependable, honest, reliable, true (predicate) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA trustworthy) -> untrustworthy, untrusty -- (not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person")

Sense 7
genuine, true (prenominal), unfeigned -- (not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief")

INDIRECT (VIA sincere) -> insincere -- (lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere")

Sense 8
true (prenominal) -- (rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend")

INDIRECT (VIA real) -> unreal -- (not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art")

Sense 9
true (prenominal) -- (determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north")

INDIRECT (VIA geographic) -> magnetic -- (determined by earth's magnetic fields; "magnetic north"; "the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole")

Sense 10
true (prenominal), lawful, rightful (prenominal) -- (having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king")

INDIRECT (VIA legitimate) -> illegitimate -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

Sense 11
on-key, true -- (in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note")

INDIRECT (VIA harmonious) -> inharmonious, unharmonious -- (not in harmony)

Sense 12
true, straight -- (accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true")

INDIRECT (VIA even) -> uneven -- (not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain")

Similarity of adj true

12 senses of true

Sense 1
true (vs. false) -- (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")
       => actual, genuine, literal, real -- (being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma")
       => apodictic, apodeictic -- (of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain)
       => truthful -- (conforming to truth; "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"; "a truthful statement")
       => sure -- (infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment")
          Also See-> correct#1, right#2; faithful#1; genuine#1, echt#1; honest#1, honorable#1; sincere#1

Sense 2
true, dead on target -- (accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target")
       => accurate (vs. inaccurate) -- (conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale")

Sense 3
true -- (devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them")
       => faithful (vs. unfaithful) -- (steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor")

Sense 4
truthful (vs. untruthful), true -- (expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person")
       => honest -- (marked by truth; "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting")
       => veracious -- (habitually speaking the truth; "a veracious witness")
          Also See-> honest#1, honorable#1

Sense 5
true -- (conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician")
       => typical (vs. atypical) -- (exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis")

Sense 6
dependable, honest, reliable, true (predicate) -- (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")
       => trustworthy (vs. untrustworthy), trusty -- (worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion")

Sense 7
genuine, true (prenominal), unfeigned -- (not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief")
       => sincere (vs. insincere) -- (open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship")

Sense 8
true (prenominal) -- (rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend")
       => real (prenominal) (vs. unreal) -- (no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money")

Sense 9
true (prenominal) -- (determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north")
       => geographic (vs. magnetic), geographical -- (determined by geography; "the north and south geographic poles")

Sense 10
true (prenominal), lawful, rightful (prenominal) -- (having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king")
       => legitimate (vs. illegitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

Sense 11
on-key, true -- (in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note")
       => harmonious (vs. inharmonious) -- (musically pleasing)

Sense 12
true, straight -- (accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true")
       => even (vs. uneven) -- (being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window")

Synonyms of adv true

1 sense of true

Sense 1
true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly -- (as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class")

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