adj. 真正的; 真实的; 忠实的; 正确的
adv. 真正地; 确实地; 正确地; 正当地
If something is true, it is based on facts rather than being invented or imagined, and is accurate and reliable.
Everything I had heard about him was true...
He said it was true that a collision had happened…
You use true to emphasize that a person or thing is sincere or genuine, often in contrast to something that is pretended or hidden.
I allowed myself to acknowledge my true feelings...
The true cost often differs from that which had first been projected...
If you use true to describe something or someone, you approve of them because they have all the characteristics or qualities that such a person or thing typically has.
This country professes to be a true democracy…
Maybe one day you'll find true love...
If you say that a fact is true of a particular person or situation, you mean that it is valid or relevant for them.
I accept that the romance may have gone out of the marriage, but surely this is true of many couples...
Expenditure on health in most of these countries has gone down, and the same is true for education.
You can use true in order to admit that a fact or opinion is real or valid before indicating that you think that it is not important or relevant in the circumstances.
It's true she gets madly impatient with him, but what mother doesn't?…
The state, it is true, gave money towards their wages. Nevertheless the whole process had not been organized properly…
If you are true to someone, you remain committed and loyal to them. If you are true to an idea or promise, you remain committed to it and continue to act according to it.
David was true to his wife...
India has remained true to democracy...
If a dream, wish, or prediction comes true, it actually happens.
Many of his predictions are coming true…
Owning a place of their own is a dream come true for the couple.
If a general statement holds true in particular circumstances, or if your previous statement holds true in different circumstances, it is true or valid in those circumstances.
This law is known to hold true for galaxies at a distance of at least several billion light years.
If you say that something seems too good to be true, you are suspicious of it because it seems better than you had expected, and you think there may something wrong with it that you have not noticed.
On the whole the celebrations were remarkably good-humoured and peaceful. Indeed, it seemed almost too good to be true.
If you say that something such as a story or a film is true to life, you approve of it because it seems real.
The opening scenes of this movie are just not true to life.
1. proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment;
1. make level, square, balanced, or concentric;
1. consistent with fact or reality; not false;
2. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin;
3. conforming to definitive criteria;
4. accurately placed or thrown;
5. devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth;
6. expressing or given to expressing the truth;
7. worthy of being depended on;
8. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;
9. rightly so called;
10. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles;
11. having a legally established claim;
12. in tune; accurate in pitch;
13. accurately fitted; level;
14. reliable as a basis for action;
1. as acknowledged;
accurate, exact, precise, right, true, correct
faithful, loyal, constant, true
genuine, authentic, actual, real, true, factual
out of true (或 the true)
many a true word is spoken in jest
true to form
true to life
The story must be true, for I read it in the newspaper.
He has, what is rare , true tolerance.
If this is really true, it'll take a load off my mind.
Indeed it isn't, true he has made it up.
Besides the acting being true to life, the singing was splendid.