adjective, tru·er, tru·est.
verb (used with object), trued, tru·ing or true·ing.
- trudeau, pierre elliott,
- true ankylosis,
- true anomaly,
- true believer,
- true bill,
- true blue
Origin of true
Examples from the Web for truer
Truer words were never spoken (except for maybe the whole "nutritious" thing).An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream|Andrew Romano|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you trust your inner sense of sound, you create something that is truer.Japan’s Beloved Deaf Composer is Neither Deaf Nor a Composer|Jimmy So|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What I represent is the fact that anyone in America can overcome their identity limitations and be truer to themselves.Atheist Ex-Pastor Jerry DeWitt’s Mission to Red America|David Masciotra|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it.
A truer outrage has never been committed against common sense.It's Our Apostrophe, Government, And We'll Do What We Choose With It|Justin Green|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hence arises a truer measure in the definitive judgments of nations.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
For golf, like her fairer sister cricket, reveals her wild and fickle heart in a truer lovableness at such places as this.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
Mill, being free from the exaltations that make the artist, kept a truer balance.Critical Miscellanies (Vol 3 of 3)|John Morley
Neither of the two methods is truer than the other; and both are great when they are well employed.Materials and Methods of Fiction|Clayton Hamilton
But there is a widely different view, also present in Aristotle, and truer to the essence of his thought.Progress and History|Various
adjective truer or truest
- unswervingly faithful and loyal to friends, a cause, etca true follower
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the loyal and the true
verb trues, truing or trued
Word Origin for true
Old English triewe (West Saxon), treowe (Mercian) "faithful, trustworthy," from Proto-Germanic *trewwjaz "having or characterized by good faith" (cf. Old Frisian triuwi, Dutch getrouw, Old High German gatriuwu, German treu, Old Norse tryggr, Gothic triggws "faithful, trusty"), perhaps ultimately from PIE *dru- "tree," on the notion of "steadfast as an oak." Cf., from same root, Lithuanian drutas "firm," Welsh drud, Old Irish dron "strong," Welsh derw "true," Old Irish derb "sure."
Sense of "consistent with fact" first recorded c.1200; that of "real, genuine, not counterfeit" is from late 14c.; that of "agreeing with a certain standard" (as true north) is from c.1550. Of artifacts, "accurately fitted or shaped" it is recorded from late 15c.; the verb in this sense is from 1841. True-love (adj.) is recorded from late 15c.; true-born first attested 1590s. True-false as a type of test question is recorded from 1923.
In addition to the idioms beginning with true
- true blue
- true colors
- true to
- come true
- course of true love
- dream come true
- find true north
- hold good (true)
- ring false (true)
- run (true) to form
- too good to be true
- tried and true