true adj.

1 right or correct

VERBS be, ring, seem, sound Her explanation doesn't ring quite true. | come All her wishes came true. It was like a dream come true. | remain

ADV. particularly, very This is particularly true of older women. | absolutely, perfectly, quite It's perfectly true that I didn't help much, but I was busy. | certainly While this is certainly true for some, it's not true for others. | by no means, far from, not at all This degree of inequality was by no means true of all Victorian marriages. ‘That's not true at all, ’ he said firmly. | hardly, not completely, not entirely, not quite, not strictly, scarcely It's hardly true to call cleaning windows a ‘profession’. That's not strictly true, I'm afraid. | almost, more or less, pretty well The story is more or less true. | objectively

2 faithful

VERBS be | remain, stay

ADV. absolutely

PREP. to She stayed true to her principles.