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true

adjective [-er/-est only]  /tru/ us  

true adjective [-er/-est only] (CORRECT)

agreeing with fact; not false or wrong: The story is actually true. [+ that clause] It is true that the risk of breaking your hip increases with age.

true adjective [-er/-est only] (REAL)

based on what is real, or actual, not imaginary: His staff tried to keep the true nature of his illness a secret. true love Your true love is someone or something you love more than all others: Her true love is music.

true adjective [-er/-est only] (SINCERE)

sincere and loyal: I am lucky to have true friends. She is one politician who remains true to her principles.

true adjective [-er/-est only] (HAVING NECESSARY QUALITIES)

having all the characteristics necessary to be an example of a particular thing: Only true deer have antlers. This portrait is supposed to be a true likeness of Washington.
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