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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 up, marry
     
  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. Give or join in marriage
     
  7. Set into opposition or rivalry
    "let them match their best athletes against ours";
    - pit, oppose, play off
     
  8. Be equal or harmonize
    "The two pieces match"
     
  9. 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 are married to each other or are in a romantic relationship
    "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: matched, matching, matches

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

Part of: peer group

Encyclopedia: Match