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match

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of match

  1. 1 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize <a chess match> Synonyms bout, competition, contest, event, game, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyRelated Words athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic

  2. 2 a union representing a special kind of social and legal partnership between two people <from all appearances those two have got a good match there> Synonyms conjugality, connubiality, marriage, matrimony, wedlockRelated Words monogamy; bigamy, polyandry, polygamy, polygyny; intermarriage, miscegenation, mixed marriage, remarriage; cohabitation, common-law marriage; civil union, domestic partnership; attachment, commitment, relationship; betrothal, engagement, espousal, hand, pledge, promise, proposal, trothNear Antonyms annulment, divorce, separation

  3. 3 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities <I can't find the match to this sock> Synonyms companion, fellow, half, mate, twinRelated Words coordinate; coequal, counterpart, equal, equivalent, like, parallel, peer, rival; carbon copy, double, duplicate, facsimile, identical twin, likeness, mirror image, replica, ringer; analogue (or analog), similarityNear Antonyms antipode, antithesis, contrary, converse, opposite, reverse

  4. 4 one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value <for a wife he wants a woman who will be his match in every aspect of their lives> Synonyms coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, equal, parallel, peer, rivalRelated Words analogue (or analog); double, half, mate, twin; associate, colleague, companion, copartner, partner; competitor

  5. 5 something or someone that strongly resembles another <Erin is so nearly my exact match you'd think she must be my twin and not just my cousin> Synonyms alter ego, carbon, carbon copy, clone, counterpart, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), double, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fetch, likeness, look-alike, image, mirror image, picture, replica, ringer, spit, spitting image, twinRelated Words Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue (or analog), parallelNear Antonyms antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse

  6. 6 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another <the discussion soon degenerated into a pointless shouting match> Synonyms ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, contest, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareRelated Words horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms concord, harmony, peace




match

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of match

  1. 1 to be the exact counterpart of <does this handbag's shade of blue match my navy blue pants?> <the rare blood type that exactly matched that of the transplant recipient> Synonyms correspond (to), equal, parallel Related Words blend (with), conform (to), coordinate (with), go (with), harmonize (with); complement, supplement; counterbalance, counterpoise; echo, image, mirror, repeat; add up (to), amount (to), approach, come (to), near; measure (up), partake (of), rival, suggest

  2. 2 to give in marriage <they were happy to match their daughter to a man from a good family> Synonyms espouse, marry, wedRelated Words commit, engage; affiance, betroth, pledge, promise

  3. 3 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value) <no one has ever been able to match that novel for its portrayal of the horrors of war> Synonyms equal, meet, tieRelated Words beat, better, eclipse, excel, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; amount (to), approach, touch; approximate, keep up, measure up (to), parallel, rival, stack up (against or with)





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