|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"
|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|
"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|
"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"
|9.||[ noun ] an exact duplicate|
"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
|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|
|12.||[ verb ] be equal or harmonize|
"The two pieces match"
|13.||[ noun ] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect|
|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|
"meet a need" "this job doesn't match my dreams"
|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|
"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"