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Ways of emphasizing that something is true or exact - thesaurus

Synonyms

actually

adverb

used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened

certainly

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is definitely true or will definitely happen

clearly

adverb

used for showing that what you are saying is true and that most people will realize this

simply

adverb

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is nothing more than what you say it is

literally

adverb

used for showing that what you are saying is really true and is not just an impressive way of describing something

evidently

adverb

used for showing that a statement is based on known facts

honestly

adverb

spoken used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true, especially when talking about yourself

surely

adverb

used for showing that you believe something is very likely

virtually

adverb

used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true

altogether

adverb

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true in every way

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after all

used for saying that something is true despite what was said or planned before

all

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is completely true

(all/only) too true

used for saying that something is true when you wish that it was not

and how

used for emphasizing that what has just been said is true to a very great degree. This is often used for showing that you do not approve of something

and so someone/something is

used for emphasizing that what has been said about someone or something is right

any way you slice it

used for saying that something remains true, whatever way you consider it

(as) much as someone loves/likes/dislikes etc

used for saying that although someone loves, likes, dislikes etc someone or something, a particular fact is still true

at any rate

used for changing a statement, and telling someone that one part of what has been mentioned is true

be so

used for saying or asking whether a statement is true

be very much something

used for emphasizing that a description of someone or something is very accurate or true

both...and...

used for emphasizing that each of two things is true

doubtless

adverb

used for saying that you are certain that something is true or will happen although you have no definite proof

essentially

adverb

used for saying that something is mostly true, but not completely true

the fact

noun

used for talking about a situation that is real or true, especially when you want to emphasize this

the fact (of the matter) is

used for emphasizing what you think is the true situation or the most important point

the facts speak for themselves

used for saying that the facts of a particular situation provide all the necessary, true information about it

forsooth

adverb

an old word meaningcertainly

for that matter

used for emphasizing that something else is also true

from the bottom of my heart

used for emphasizing that you are very sincere about something

God (only) knows

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true

got it in one

used for telling someone that they have made a correct guess

honest (to God)

used for trying to make someone believe that what you say is true

if truth be known/told

used when saying what something is really like or what you really think about a situation

I kid you not

used for saying that you are telling the truth

in actuality

formal used for emphasizing what is really true

in all honesty

used when telling someone what you really think, especially when it may be something that they do not want to hear

in all probability/likelihood/honesty/seriousness etc

used for emphasizing that something is probable/likely/that you are being honest/serious etc

in all sincerity

used for showing that you really mean what you are saying

indeed

adverb

formal used for emphasizing that something is true when there is some doubt about it

in itself/of itself

used for emphasizing that what you are saying about one particular thing is true without even considering anything else

in truth

used when saying what something is really like, or what you really think about a situation

I promise (you)

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true

I shouldn’t wonder (if)

used for saying that you think something is likely to be true

I told you (so)

used for saying that you warned someone that something bad would happen and you have now been proved right

it’s fair to say (that)

used for saying that a particular statement is likely to be true

it shows/goes to show

used for saying that a particular fact is proved by what has happened

it’s safe to say

used for saying that something is likely to be correct

it/this was always going to be...

used for saying that something has been true from the very start

just a bit

used for emphasizing that something is definitely true

just so

Britishformal used for telling someone that what they have just said is true

(let’s) face it

used before saying something that people might not want to accept, although it is true

make no mistake (about it)

used for emphasizing that you mean what you are saying

may...but

used when you agree that something is true, but you argue that this does not change the main fact that you are stating

no doubt

used for showing that you accept something is probably true, but this does not change your opinion

no doubt

used for emphasizing that something is definitely true

no kidding

used for emphasizing that something is true

not only/just/merely/simply

used for emphasizing that, although something is true, something else is also true or is more important

no two ways about it

used for emphasizing that you really mean what you are saying

or else

mainly spoken used for saying that something must be true, because the situation would be different if it were not true

plain and simple

used for emphasizing that something is completely true and cannot be described as anything else

the plain fact/truth is

used for saying what you think is true even if it offends someone

positive

adjective

informal used for emphasizing how true, important etc something is

precise

adjective

used for emphasizing that something is definite or clearly true

precisely

adverb

clearly

QED

abbreviation

used for saying that a particular fact proves that what you have said is true

read someone’s lips

spoken used for telling someone strongly that something has definitely been decided and will not be changed

real

adjective

used for emphasizing that someone or something has the true qualities of a particular type of person or thing

rest your case

humorous used for saying that what has just happened proves that you were right about something

rightly or wrongly

used for saying that something is true, whether people think it is a good thing or a bad thing

so

adverb

spoken used for emphasis with a negative. This is mainly used by young people

straight up

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true, or for asking whether something that someone else has said is really true

swear blind

used for emphasizing that something is true

swear to God

used for emphasizing strongly that you are telling the truth

take it from me

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true and people should believe it

take my word for it

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is completely true

that’s a fact

used for emphasizing that you know something is true or agree that it is true

there is no question about/that

used for saying that something is definitely true

there is something in something

used for saying that there are true facts or important ideas in what someone says

there’s no denying

used for saying that something is clearly true

there’s no escaping the fact that

used for saying that something is definitely true or important, even though you may prefer to think that it is not

there you are/go

used to say that something shows that you are right

to be honest

used when telling someone what you really think, especially when it may be something that they do not want to hear

to be precise

used for saying that the information you are giving about something is more exact than what you have said before

too right

used for emphasizing that a statement is completely correct or true

to put it bluntly

used for telling someone that you are going to be honest even if this upsets them

to tell (you) the truth

used for saying what you really think or feel

truly

adverb

used for emphasizing that you really mean what you are saying

unquestionable

adjective

used for emphasizing how true something is, or for saying that most people believe it

verily

adverb

an old word used for emphasizing that something is true

veritable

adjective

formal real: used for emphasizing what you are saying

with a capital A/B/C etc

used for emphasizing that something is very true

without (a) doubt

very definitely: used for emphasis

without question

used for saying that something is definitely true

you’d better believe it

used for telling someone that something is definitely true and that they should take it seriously

you’ve guessed it

used for saying that the bad thing that someone expects is true or will happen

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