Synonyms for 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"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

See also: match (Dictionary)


Related Content

Synonyms Index