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Verb: match  mach
  1. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun";
    - fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, marry, marry up
     
  2. Provide funds complementary to
    "The company matched the employees' contributions"
     
  3. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?";
    - mate, couple, pair, twin
     
  4. Be equal to in quality or ability
    "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents";
    - equal, touch, rival
     
  5. Make correspond or harmonize
    "Match my sweater";
    - fit
     
  6. Satisfy or fulfil
    "this job doesn't match my dreams";
    - meet, cope with
     
  7. Give or join in marriage
     
  8. Set into opposition or rivalry
    "let them match their best athletes against ours";
    - pit, oppose, play off
     
  9. Be equal or harmonize
    "The two pieces match"
     
  10. Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors";
    - equal, equalize, equalise [Brit], equate
Noun: match  mach
  1. Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    "he always carries matches to light his pipe";
    - lucifer, friction match
     
  2. A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
     
  3. A burning piece of wood or cardboard
    "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
     
  4. An exact duplicate
    "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook";
    - mate
     
  5. The score needed to win a match
     
  6. A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
    - catch
     
  7. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    - peer, equal, compeer
     
  8. A pair of people who live together
    "a married match from Chicago";
    - couple, mates
     
  9. Something that resembles or harmonizes with
    "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

Derived forms: matches, matched, matching

Type of: adapt, adjust, adult, alter, be, bring together, change, compete, competition, conform, confront, contend, contest, cope, correct, counterpart, deal, duplicate, duplication, equal, face, family, family unit, furnish, get by, grapple, grownup, igniter, ignitor, individual, join, light, lighter, make do, manage, modify, mortal, opposite number, person, provide, render, score, set, somebody, someone, soul, supply, vie, vis-à-vis

Part of: peer group

Encyclopedia: Match