1. [ verb ] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Synonyms: correspond fit agree gibe jibe tally check

"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"

Related terms: disagree equal resemble harmonize meet accede parallel coincide correlate corroborate befit conform_to align twin look rhyme square pattern consist overlap answer homologize harmonize check agreement
2. [ verb ] provide funds complementary to

"The company matched the employees' contributions"

Related terms: supply
3. [ verb ] bring two objects, ideas, or people together
Synonyms: couple pair mate twin

"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"

Related terms: join mismate mismatch couple pair yoke
4. [ verb ] be equal to in quality or ability;
Synonyms: rival touch equal

"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"

Related terms: compete equal peer
5. [ noun ] lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
Synonyms: friction_match lucifer

"he always carries matches to light his pipe"

Related terms: lighter kitchen_match safety_match fusee slow_match matchstick
6. [ verb ] make correspond or harmonize
Synonyms: fit

"Match my sweater"

Related terms: adjust balance adjustment
7. [ noun ] (sport) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
Related terms: contest diving test_match field_event quarterfinal swimming_event semifinal wrestling_match boxing_match cockfight chess_match cricket_match final tennis_match pit
8. [ noun ] a burning piece of wood or cardboard

"if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

Related terms: lighter
9. [ noun ] an exact duplicate
Synonyms: mate

"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

Related terms: duplicate
10. [ verb ] make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Synonyms: equalize equate equalise equal

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

Related terms: change regularize tie homogenize homologize equal counterweight equator equalization
11. [ noun ] (mathematics,sport) the score needed to win a match
Related terms: score
12. [ verb ] be equal or harmonize

"The two pieces match"

Related terms: adjust
13. [ noun ] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
Synonyms: catch
Related terms: adult
14. [ verb ] set into opposition or rivalry
Synonyms: oppose pit play_off

"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"

Related terms: confront playoff
15. [ verb ] satisfy or fulfill
Synonyms: cope_with meet

"meet a need" "this job doesn't match my dreams"

Related terms: cope
16. [ noun ] a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonyms: peer equal compeer
Related terms: person associate successor contemporary stand-in townsman peer_group equal equal
17. [ noun ] (sociology) a pair of people who live together
Synonyms: couple mates

"a married couple from Chicago"

Related terms: family power_couple dink
18. [ verb ] give or join in marriage
Related terms: join catch
19. [ noun ] something that resembles or harmonizes with

"that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

Related terms: counterpart
Similar spelling:   mattock