true to one's word

Definition of true to one's word

:doing what one said one would do :keeping one's promise
  • He said he would help, and he was true to his word.

Word by Word Definitions

true play
  1. : being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

  2. : conformable to an essential reality

  3. : fully realized or fulfilled

  1. : in accordance with fact or reality

  2. : without deviation

  3. : without variation from type

  1. : truth, reality

  2. : the quality or state of being accurate (as in alignment or adjustment)

  1. : to make level, square, balanced, or concentric : bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form

word play
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


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