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English definition of “true”

true

adjective (SINCERE)    /truː/
C2 sincere or loyal, and likely to continue to be so in difficult situations: There are few true believers in communism left in the party. She has vowed to remain true to the president whatever happens. He said he'd repay the money the next day, and true to his word (= as he had promised), he gave it all back to me the following morning.Honesty, openness and sincerity be true to yourself to behave according to your beliefs and do what you think is rightHonesty, openness and sincerity true to form/type Someone who does something true to form or type behaves as other people would have expected from previous experience: True to form, when it came to his turn to buy the drinks, he said he'd left his wallet at home.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
(Definition of true adjective (SINCERE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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