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match2

 
 
pronunciation:
maech
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that is identical to or like another.
This ring is utterly unique; you won't find its match in any store in the city.I looked through all the socks but couldn't find a match for the striped one.
synonyms:
companion, counterpart, double, mate, twin
similar words:
clone, copy, duplicate, equal, equivalent, fellow, likeness, reproduction
definition 2: a person able to equal another, as in a contest or other activity.
He was no match for her in spelling.
synonyms:
challenger, equal, peer, rival
similar words:
equivalent, parallel
definition 3: a competitive sport or game.
It was an exciting tennis match.
synonyms:
competition, contest, game, tournament
similar words:
boat, challenge, event, meet
definition 4: a pairing or potential pairing of two people in a marriage or other union.
Both families celebrated the match.At the time the match was decided, the future bride and groom had never seen each other.We always thought you two were an excellent match.
synonyms:
marriage, pairing, union
similar words:
alliance, partnership
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: matched, matches, matching
definition 1: to be the same as or equal to.
His skill does not match hers.
synonyms:
equal, parallel, rival
similar words:
touch
definition 2: to find and put together (things that are identical or very much alike).
The object of the game is to match the cards.
synonyms:
coordinate, fit, mate, pair, suit
similar words:
accord, combine, complement, mesh
definition 3: to put together with someone as a competitor or partner.
Do you know who you'll be matched with in the competition?There were more women than men in the dance class, so she was matched with one of the teachers.
synonyms:
pit
similar words:
oppose, pair
definition 4: perform at or reach the same level as.
He was never able to match the performance that he gave that night.Do you think we'll match last night's ticket sales?
synonyms:
equal
definition 5: to have the identical appearance or features of.
Those paint colors don't match each other.This chair matches the one in the hall.Her blood type matches mine.The pattern of the quilt matches the pattern of the curtains.
definition 6: to give in the same amount of.
If you donate to this important cause this evening, these organizations will match your donation.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be of corresponding appearance, as in size, color, or the like.
Your socks don't match.
synonyms:
agree, blend, coordinate, correspond, go, harmonize, tally
antonyms:
clash
similar words:
coincide, pair
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derivations: matchable (adj.), matched (adj.)
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