Synonyms for match

Synonyms for (noun) match

Synonyms: match, lucifer, friction match

Definition: lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction

Usage: he always carries matches to light his pipe; as long you've a lucifer to light your fag

Similar words: light, lighter, igniter, ignitor

Definition: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

Usage: do you have a light?


Synonyms: match, mate

Definition: an exact duplicate

Usage: when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

Similar words: duplicate, duplication

Definition: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

Usage: he made a duplicate for the files


Synonyms: match

Definition: a burning piece of wood or cardboard

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

Similar words: light, lighter, igniter, ignitor

Definition: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

Usage: do you have a light?


Synonyms: match

Definition: something that resembles or harmonizes with

Usage: that tie makes a good match with your jacket

Similar words: opposite number, counterpart, vis-a-vis

Definition: a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another


Synonyms: match

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

Similar words: competition, contest

Definition: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants


Synonyms: match, mates, couple

Definition: a pair of people who live together

Usage: a married couple from Chicago

Similar words: family, family unit

Definition: primary social group; parents and children

Usage: he wanted to have a good job before starting a family


Synonyms: peer, match, compeer, equal

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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: catch, match

Definition: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

Similar words: adult, grownup

Definition: a fully developed person from maturity onward


Synonyms: match

Definition: the score needed to win a match

Similar words: score

Definition: a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

Usage: the score was 7 to 0

Synonyms for (verb) match

Synonyms: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

Definition: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: match

Definition: be equal or harmonize

Usage: The two pieces match

Similar words: conform, adapt, adjust

Definition: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Usage: We must adjust to the bad economic situation


Synonyms: match, fit

Definition: make correspond or harmonize

Usage: Match my sweater

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: pit, play off, oppose, match

Definition: set into opposition or rivalry

Usage: 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

Similar words: face, confront

Definition: oppose, as in hostility or a competition

Usage: You must confront your opponent; Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring; The two enemies finally confronted each other


Synonyms: couple, twin, pair, match, mate

Definition: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

Usage: 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

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together


Synonyms: match

Definition: give or join in marriage

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together


Synonyms: match

Definition: provide funds complementary to

Usage: The company matched the employees' contributions

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: match, meet, cope with

Definition: satisfy or fulfill

Usage: meet a need; this job doesn't match my dreams

Similar words: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day


Synonyms: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Usage: 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

Similar words: be, equal

Definition: be identical or equivalent to

Usage: One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!


Synonyms: equal, touch, rival, match

Definition: be equal to in quality or ability

Usage: 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

Similar words: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others