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(Authentic), adjective according to the facts, accurate, actual, as represented, authenticated, certain, correct, creditable, dependable, exact, factual, fidelis, fidus, founded on fact, genuine, honest, legitimate, literal, not false, not faulty, not fictitious, original, precise, pure, real, realistic, reliable, right, rightful, sound, trustworthy, unadulterated, unaffected, uncolored, undisguised, undisputed, undistorted, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfallacious, unfeigned, unfictitious, unimagined, unmistaken, unperjured, unpretended, unspurious, unvarnished, valid, veracious, veridical, verifiable, veritable, verus, well-based, well-grounded
Associated concepts: true bill, true copy, true value, true verdict

true

(Loyal), adjective ardent, assiduous, compliant, complying, conscientious, constant, dedicated, devoted, duteous, dutiful, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm in adherence, firm in allegiance, incorruptible, reliable, resolute, responsible, sincere, stanch, steady, sure, tried, truehearted, trustworthy, trusty, unbetraying, unfailing, unfalse, unperfidious, unswerving, untreacherous, unwavering, zealous
See also: absolute, accurate, actual, authentic, candid, conclusive, convincing, credible, de facto, definite, dependable, devoted, direct, documentary, factual, faithful, genuine, honest, incontestable, incontrovertible, literal, loyal, positive, proper, pure, real, reliable, rightful, serious, solid, sound, staunch, steadfast, sterling, unadulterated, undistorted, unrefutable, unyielding, valid, veridical

BILL, TRUE. A true bill is an indictment approved of by a grand jury. Vide Billa Vera; True Bill.

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The letter-writer wondered whether "freedom, justice and the rule of law" aren't truer Western values.
Outside of the superhero realm, independent comics such as Roberta Gregory's Naughty Bits and Jaime Hernandez's Penny Century are allowed to be truer (and rawer) in dealing with homo lives, but it's unlikely you'll find these titles in the spin rack at your local 7-Eleven.
While the world sees satisfaction as gratification, the church holds up a truer satisfaction--service to others and union with God--and recognizes that to get to that satisfaction, one has to sacrifice one's self-interest.
The research counts each active cell of protected-cell companies as an individual captive, providing a truer reflection of comparative growth and the number of companies retaining risk in each jurisdiction.
With this arrangement, there is less tendency for bending of the platen carrier, "so the moving platen stays truer to the stationary platen," he claims.
Indeed, "what distinguishes Botero's prince from Machiavelli's is not a truer representation of the virtues or even truer interests but - so Botero claims - a more powerful use of them" (83).
An idea does not become truer for entering into a poem, but there it becomes saturated with feeling, concrete occasion, and particular relationships, and a poem may enable us, as has been suggested, to feel how it might feel to believe such a thought.
Since telescopes can only resolve individual stars in relatively nearby galaxies, astronomers can't use cepheids to obtain direct measures of the distance of faraway bodies, which would offer a truer value for the expansion rate of the universe.
The hip-hop star says he wanted his last effort to be dynamic and truer to the streets of Brooklyn.
Yet such affection comes off as that much truer for its being embodied in so taut and eccentric a style; the visual puns, the formality in service of the inscrutable or daffy, and the weird shapes that finally resist a read together add up to something more reverent than what any more direct approach might accomplish.