Synonyms of true
1 correctDictionary • Everything I had heard about him was true.
right • That's absolutely right!
valid • Both sides have made valid points.
factual • Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
truthful • They had not given a truthful account of what actually happened.
, phoney or phony (informal)
2 actualDictionary • I allowed myself to acknowledge my true feelings.
actual • They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
real • This was the real reason for her call.
natural • Jan's sister was as natural and friendly as the rest of the family.
pure • The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
genuine • They are convinced the painting is genuine.
proper • Two out of five people do not have a proper job.
authentic • patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal) • He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
dinky-di (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
3 faithfulDictionary • He was always true to his wife.
faithful • Older Americans are among this country's most faithful voters.
loyal • He was always such a loyal friend.
devoted • a loving and devoted father
firm • He held a firm belief in the afterlife.
fast • The men had always been fast friends.
constant • She couldn't bear the thought of losing her constant companion.
steady • He was firm and steady, unlike other men she knew.
reliable • She was efficient and reliable.
upright • a very upright, trustworthy man
honourable • I believe he was an honourable man.
honest • My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
staunch • He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.
trustworthy • He is a trustworthy, level-headed teacher.
trusty • a trusty member of the crew
true-blue • He is true-blue when it comes to football.
unswerving • her unswerving belief in her father's innocence
4 exactDictionary • The score is usually a true reflection of events on the pitch.
exact • I can't remember the exact words he used.
perfect • She spoke in a perfect imitation of her father's voice.
correct • The information was correct at the time of going to press.
accurate • This is the most accurate description of the killer to date.
proper • Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.
precise • We will never know the precise details of his death.
spot-on (British, informal) • Schools were told their exam information had to be spot-on.
on target • He was dead on target when he took the penalty.
unerring • These designs demonstrate her unerring eye for colour and detail.
5 rightfulDictionary • He was found to be the true owner of the suitcase.
rightful • The car must be returned to its rightful owner.
legal • What I did was perfectly legal.
valid • For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
legitimate • They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
lawful • lawful for the doctors to treat her in whatever way they considered best
bona fide • We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
de jure (law)
6 sincereDictionary • God's anger could only be averted by true repentance.
sincere • He accepted her apologies as sincere.
real • Their expressions of regret did not smack of real sorrow.
genuine • There was genuine joy in the room.
unaffected • this unaffected, charming couple
heartfelt • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the relatives.
from the heart
unfeigned • I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he knew nothing.
1 truthfully • Does the lad speak true?
honestly • It came as a shock to hear him talk so honestly about an old friend.
2 preciselyDictionary • Most of the bullets hit true.
precisely • The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
accurately • The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
correctly • Did I pronounce your name correctly?
properly • The debate needs to be conducted properly.
IDIOM:▷ come true
PROVERB:Many a true word is spoken in jest
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accurateAccurate information, measurements, and statistics are correct to a very detailed level. An accurate instrument is able to give you information of this kind.
• This is the most accurate description of the killer to date.
accuratelyAccurate information, measurements, and statistics are correct to a very detailed level. An accurate instrument is able to give you information of this kind. (adverb)
• The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
to the letter,
to the letter,
actualYou use actual to emphasize that you are referring to something real or genuine.
• They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
Thesaurus for true from the Collins English Thesaurus
not false, fictional, or illusory; factual or factually accurate; conforming with reality