What is the opposite of fake?

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Adjective
Opposite of being such in appearance only and made with, or manufactured from, usually cheaper materials
“Buying genuine copies of an artist's music is the best way of supporting them.”
Adjective
Opposite of made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud
“Officers at the checkpoint spent a reasonable amount of time ensuring that his passport was real.”
Adjective
Opposite of unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
“A natural smile would grace her face as I walked past.”
Adjective
Opposite of not being or expressing one's genuine self
“Her apology was heartfelt enough, but it would not abate the emotional pain of his loss.”
Adjective
Opposite of likely, capable of, or designed to, deceive
“They know that they will have to vote for the most trustworthy person if they want to maximize their own interests.”
Noun
Opposite of an object that is not genuine
“You really get what you pay for when you buy the real brand.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
“His players and coaches respect him because he's a straight shooter who is always fair.”
Noun
Opposite of a fraudulent imitation of something else
Noun
Opposite of a display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
Noun
Opposite of an object designed to resemble or be a replica of something else
Verb
Opposite of to make a false display of
“It would be difficult to be a night vigilante if Batman were to reveal his true identity.”
Verb
Opposite of to perform, make, or do without preparation or knowledge
“Continue to apply your skills and experience to this role and there is no doubt that you will achieve success.”
Verb
(sports) Opposite of to execute a move intended to deceive an opponent
“The star guard would take on the defense by driving straight between them.”
Verb
Opposite of to alter something from its true state or meaning, typically to deceive
Verb
Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
Verb
Opposite of to mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously
Verb
Opposite of to concoct or make up something that is untrue or inaccurate
Verb
Opposite of to imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
Verb
Opposite of to make or be an exact copy of
Verb
Opposite of to pretend or make a show of
Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
Verb
Opposite of to adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
Drop the accent, speak in your true voice, the fake accent is so unconvincing.”
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