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What is the opposite of pretend?

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Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
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Opposite of to play or act out a (usually imaginary) role
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(show) Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“Rules concerning relationships contain a requirement to express positive emotions, but also to be honest, which implies the expectation to show true emotions.”
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(destroy) Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
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Opposite of to make an assertion without proof
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
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Opposite of to assume or consider that something is true or correct
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Opposite of to pretend or make a show of
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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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Opposite of to tell an untruth or falsehood
“Stone, I promise you, the second there's something to level with you about, I'll level with you.”
Verb
Opposite of to behave affectedly, especially in order to impress others
Adjective
Opposite of made-up and not existing in reality
Adjective
Opposite of fake, not genuine or real
Adjective
Opposite of not genuinely meaning what has been expressed
Adjective
Opposite of existing only in the realms of one's imagination
Adjective
Opposite of of, involving, or existing only as a fanciful idea
“I am constantly advised by my parents to have realistic expectations of my salary in the first year of employment.”
Adjective
Opposite of awkward or not natural in nature or execution
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