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English definition of “true”

true

adjective (NOT FALSE)    /truː/
A2 ( especially of facts or statements ) right and not wrong ; correct : [+ that] Is it true that Lucy and Mark are getting married ? The allegations , if true, could lead to her resignation . Her story is only partly true. Would it be true to say that you've never liked Jim ? I suspect she gave a true picture (= accurate description ) of what had happened . I don't believe these exam results are a true reflection of your abilities . The movie is based on the true story of a London gangster . She has since admitted that her earlier statement was not strictly (= completely ) true. It used to be very cheap but that's no longer true (= that situation does not now exist ). Alcohol should be consumed in moderation , and this is particularly true for pregnant women. Parents of young children often become depressed , and this is especially true of single parents . → See also truthTrue, real, false, and unreal
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