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 unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
“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 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.”
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 someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity
Noun
Opposite of a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit
Noun
Opposite of a display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
Noun
Opposite of a person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine
“Almost everyone wants to be an altruist, and most of us lament the fact that we are not more altruistic than we are.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something
Noun
Opposite of a copy of a work of art, especially a print or photograph of a painting
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 imitate fraudulently
Verb
Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretence of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
Verb
Opposite of pretend
Verb
Opposite of to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
“There's a time be serious but there's also a time to let your hair down and have a good time.”
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