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true

adjective
 
 
/truː/
NOT FALSE A2 based on facts and not imagined: a true story [+ (that)] Is it true that Martin and Sue are getting married? → Opposite untrueTrue, real, false, and unrealAccurate and exact
REAL [always before noun] B1 real: a true friend true love True, real, false, and unrealReality and truth
come true B1 If a dream or hope comes true, it really happens: I always dreamt of winning money but I never thought it would come true.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
be true to sb/sth to be loyal and sincere even in a difficult situation: It's important to be true to your principles.Honesty, openness and sincerityLoyal, faithful and dependable
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