What is the opposite of fake?

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Adjective
Opposite for 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 for lacking in natural or spontaneous quality
“A natural smile would grace her face as I walked past.”
Adjective
Opposite for 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 for being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud
“Officers at the checkpoint spent a reasonable amount of time ensuring that his passport was real.”
Noun
Opposite for an object that is not genuine
“You really get what you pay for when you buy the real brand.”
Verb
Opposite for 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 for 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 for to execute a move intended to deceive an opponent
“The star guard would take on the defense by driving straight between them.”
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