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  1. match
    IPA[maCH]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. correspond or cause to correspond in some essential respect; make or be harmonious:

      the jacket and pants do not match we bought green and blue curtains to match the bedspread she matched her steps to his
      Synonym : go with, coordinate with, complement, harmonize with, blend with, tone with, team with, be the same as, be similar to, suit, be a pair, be a set, be the same, go together, correspond, be in agreement, tally, agree, match up, coincide, accord, conform, square, harmonize, be consonant, be compatible
    • 2. team (someone or something) with someone or something else appropriate or harmonious:

      she was trying to match the draperies to the couch they matched suitably qualified applicants with institutions that had vacancies
      Synonym : combine, match up, link, bring/put together, unite, marry, pair up, yoke, team, couple, pair, ally, conjoin
    • 3. be equal to (something) in quality or strength:

      his anger matched her own
      Synonym : equal, be equal to, be the equal of, be a match for, measure up to, compare with, parallel, be in the same league as, be in the same category as, be on a par with, touch, keep pace with, keep up with, emulate, rival, vie with, compete with, contend with, hold a candle to
    • 4. succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality):

      he tried to match her nonchalance
    • 5. equalize (two coupled electrical impedances) so as to bring about the maximum transfer of power from one to the other:

      the impedance of microphones, auxiliary equipment, and loudspeakers must be matched
    • 6. place (a person or group) in contest or competition with another:

      the big names were matched against nobodies
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: match, plural noun: matches

    • v.: verb: match, 3rd person present: matches, gerund or present participle: matching, past tense: matched, past participle: matched

    • noun

      a short, thin piece of wood or cardboard used to light a fire, being tipped with a composition that ignites when rubbed against a rough surface:

      a piece of wick or cord designed to burn at a uniform rate, used for firing a cannon or lighting gunpowder.

    • noun

      a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport:

      a person or thing that is equal to another in quality or strength:

    • verb

      correspond or cause to correspond in some essential respect; make or be harmonious:

      put (someone or something) together with someone or something else appropriate or harmonious:

    • noun

      a short, thin piece of wood or cardboard used to light a fire, being tipped with a composition that ignites when rubbed against a rough surface:

      a piece of wick or cord designed to burn at a uniform rate, used for firing a cannon or lighting gunpowder.

    • adjective

      put together as being equal, similar, or complementary to each other:
    • adjective

      put together as being equal, similar, or complementary to each other:
    • noun

      (in tennis and other sports) a point that if won by one contestant will also win the match:

      (in duplicate bridge) a unit of scoring in matches and tournaments:

    • noun

      an international cricket or rugby match:
    • noun

      a match igniting only when struck on a specially prepared surface, especially the side of a matchbook or matchbox.
    • verb

      (of a DJ) synchronize the tempos of (two recordings) to enable a smooth transition between them in a set of uninterrupted music:
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