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English definition of “true”

true

adjective (REAL)    /truː/
B1 [before noun] being what exists, rather than what was thought, intended, or stated: true love a true friend There cannot be true democracy without reform of the electoral system. The true horror of the accident did not become clear until the morning.True, real, false, and unreal come true B1 If a hope, wish, or dream comes true, it happens although it was unlikely that it would: I'd always dreamed of owning my own house, but I never thought it would come true. After all the problems I'd had getting pregnant, Oliver's birth was a dream come true.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of true adjective (REAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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