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 for Truth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truth \Truth\, v. t.
     To assert as true; to declare. [R.]
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           Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have
           truthed it heaven.                       --Ford.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truth \Truth\, n.; pl. Truths. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe,
     AS. tre['o]w?. See True; cf. Troth, Betroth.]
     1. The quality or being true; as:
        (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with
            that which is, or has been; or shall be.
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        (b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence
            with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the
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                  Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of
                  the ironwork.                     --Mortimer.
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        (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
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                  Alas! they had been friends in youth,
                  But whispering tongues can poison truth.
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        (d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from
            falsehood; veracity.
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                  If this will not suffice, it must appear
                  That malice bears down truth.     --Shak.
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     2. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or
        subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of
        things; fact; verity; reality.
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              Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor.
                                                    --Zech. viii.
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              I long to know the truth here of at large. --Shak.
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              The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a
              legitimate deduction from all the facts which are
              truly material.                       --Coleridge.
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     3. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or
        proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the
        like; as, the great truths of morals.
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              Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth. --2
                                                    Cor. vii. 14.
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     4. Righteousness; true religion.
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              Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. --John i. 17.
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              Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.
                                                    --John xvii.
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     In truth, in reality; in fact.
     Of a truth, in reality; certainly.
     To do truth, to practice what God commands.
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              He that doeth truth cometh to the light. --John iii.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth";
           "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"
      2: conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth
         of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the
         blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the
         truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search
         for eternal verities" [syn: truth, the true, verity,
         trueness] [ant: falseness, falsity]
      3: a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of
         answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe
         it" [syn: truth, true statement] [ant: falsehood,
         falsity, untruth]
      4: the quality of being near to the true value; "he was
         beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer
         questioned the truth of my account" [syn: accuracy,
         truth] [ant: inaccuracy]
      5: United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from
         slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of
         slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883) [syn:
         Truth, Sojourner Truth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "truth":
     a priori truth, absolute certainty, absolute credibility,
     absoluteness, accomplished fact, accuracy, actuality, actually,
     assurance, assuredness, authenticity, axiom, brocard, candor,
     certain knowledge, certainness, certainty, certitude, correctness,
     credibility, dead certainty, definiteness, determinacy,
     determinateness, dictate, dictum, fact, facts, factuality,
     fait accompli, formula, genuineness, golden rule, gospel,
     grim reality, historicity, in fact, in truth, ineluctability,
     inerrability, inerrancy, inevitability, infallibilism,
     infallibility, law, necessity, nonambiguity, noncontingency,
     not a dream, objective existence, positiveness, postulate,
     precision, predestination, predetermination, principium, principle,
     probatum, proposition, proved fact, reality, really, rightness,
     rule, self-evident truth, settled principle, sureness, surety,
     theorem, trueness, truism, truly, truth-loving, truth-speaking,
     truth-telling, truthfulness, unambiguity, unequivocalness,
     universal truth, univocity, unmistakableness, veraciousness,
     veracity, veridicality, verity

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Used in various senses in Scripture. In Prov. 12:17, 19, it
     denotes that which is opposed to falsehood. In Isa. 59:14, 15,
     Jer. 7:28, it means fidelity or truthfulness. The doctrine of
     Christ is called "the truth of the gospel" (Gal. 2:5), "the
     truth" (2 Tim. 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the
     way, and the truth" (John 14:6).

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRUTH. The actual state of things. 
       2. In contracts, the parties are bound to toll the truth in their 
  dealings, and a deviation from it will generally avoid the contract; Newl. 
  on Contr. 352-3; 2 Burr. 1011; 3 Campb. 285; and even concealment, or 
  suppressio veri, will be considered fraudulent in the contract of insurance. 
  1 Marsh. on Ins. 464; Peake's N. P. C. 115; 3 Campb. 154, 506. 
       3. In giving his testimony, a witness is required to tell the truth, 
  the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; for the object in the 
  examination of matters of fact, is to ascertain truth. 
       4. When a defendant is sued civilly for slander or a libel, he may 
  justify by giving the truth in evidence; but when a criminal prosecution is 
  instituted by the commonwealth for a libel, he cannot generally justify by 
  giving the truth in evidence. 
       5. The constitutions of several of the United States have made special 
  provisions in favor of giving the truth in evidence in prosecutions for 
  libels, under particular circumstances. In the constitutions of 
  Pennsylvania, Delaware, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, it 
  is declared, that in publications for libels on men in respect to their 
  public official conduct, the truth may be given in evidence, when the matter 
  published was proper for public information. The constitution of New York 
  declares, that in all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may 
  be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that 
  the matter charged as libelous, is true, and was published with good motives 
  and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted. By constitutional 
  provision in Mississippi and Missouri, and by legislative enactment in New 
  Jersey, Arkansas, Tennessee, Act of 1805, c. 6: and Vermont, Rev. Stat. tit. 
  11, c. 25, s.  68; the right to give the truth in evidence has been more 
  extended; it applies to all prosecutions or indictments for libels, without 
  any qualifications annexed in restraint of the privilege. Cooke on Def. 61. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TRUTH, n.  An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. 
  Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the
  most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of
  existing with increasing activity to the end of time.

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