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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 of match bout, competition, contest, event, game, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyWords Related to match 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 of match conjugality, connubiality, marriage, matrimony, wedlockWords Related to match 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 of match 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 of match companion, fellow, half, mate, twinWords Related to match 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 of match 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 of match coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, equal, parallel, peer, rivalWords Related to match 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 of match 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, twinWords Related to match Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue (or analog), parallelNear Antonyms of match 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 of match 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, warfareWords Related to match horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms of match 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 of match correspond (to), equal, parallel Words Related to match 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 of match espouse, marry, wedWords Related to match 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 of match equal, meet, tieWords Related to match 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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