What is the opposite of copy?

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Noun
Opposite of a model or replica of something
Noun
Opposite of the act of loading data into a computer (from another system)
“The upload took about two minutes over my broadband connection.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that resembles, or corresponds to, another
“MacKinnon is the embodiment of mismatch when it comes to socks and shoes, as he dons a black shoe on his right foot and a red shoe on his left for basketball games.”
Noun
Opposite of a fraudulent imitation of something else
Noun
Opposite of agreement in direction, tendency, or character
Noun
Opposite of handwriting as distinct from print
Noun
Opposite of an object that is not genuine
“You really get what you pay for when you buy the real brand.”
Noun
(computing) Opposite of the movement of (digital) data from one to another
“Even simple deletion of files in an unwanted program's directory takes an agonizing 7 seconds per file.”
Noun
Opposite of a publication, version or launch of a given product
“The celebrity requested a suppression on the publication of the defamatory piece.”
Noun
Opposite of new information
Noun
Opposite of a written work
Noun
Opposite of copying of another's written work
Verb
Opposite of to make a similar or identical version of
Verb
Opposite of to imitate the style or behavior of
Verb
Opposite of to make or be an exact copy of
Verb
Opposite of to imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
Verb
Opposite of to take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own
Verb
Opposite of to reproduce something for one's own benefit, typically without the owner's consent
“We require you to produce a masterpiece for our cathedral.”
Verb
(computing) Opposite of to move digital data or files from one device to another
“You may choose to either delete or leave the files that are located in the Recycling Bin.”
Verb
Opposite of to transfer data from one computer system to another
“Organizations upload their PDF documents, which are processed and returned with the relevant accessibility features added.”
Verb
Opposite of to put in writing
“I would appreciate it if you could just allow me twenty minutes to read the newspaper this morning.”
Verb
Opposite of to mimic humorously
Verb
Opposite of to take as a model for emulation
“B.B. King's bluesy guitar style would heavily contrast with Steve Vai's rock and metal technique.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a (video or audio) recording of
Verb
Opposite of to know intuitively or by immediate perception
Verb
Opposite of to make a record of
“Make sure you delete any duplicates as this will affect the database.”
Verb
Opposite of to repeat something that has already been said
Adjective
Opposite of made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud
Adjective
Opposite of being a (usually small-scale) representation of
“Today, you can still don a Revolutionary or Civil War uniform and join an artillery company that re-enacts skirmishes while firing full-size replica cannons.”
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