Synonyms of match


1. match, lucifer, friction match, lighter, light, igniter, ignitor

usage: 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"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"

2. match, contest, competition

usage: a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

3. match, lighter, light, igniter, ignitor

usage: a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

4. match, mate, duplicate, duplication

usage: an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

5. match, score

usage: the score needed to win a match

6. catch, match, adult, grownup

usage: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

7. peer, equal, match, compeer, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

8. couple, mates, match, family, family unit

usage: a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"

9. match, counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis

usage: something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"


1. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, equal, be

usage: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

2. match, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"

3. match, mate, couple, pair, twin, join, bring together

usage: bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

4. equal, touch, rival, match, compete, vie, contend

usage: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

5. match, fit, adjust, set, correct

usage: make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"

6. meet, match, cope with, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

usage: satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"

7. match, join, bring together

usage: give or join in marriage

8. pit, oppose, match, play off, confront, face

usage: set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"

9. match, adjust, conform, adapt

usage: be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"

10. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate, change, alter, modify

usage: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

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Definition and meaning of match (Dictionary)