Synonyms for play off

Synonyms for (verb) play off

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

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