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  • something that resembles or harmonizes with
    • that tie makes a good match with your jacket
  • a pair of people who live together
    • a married couple from Chicago
  • a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  • a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
  • the score needed to win a match
  • an exact duplicate
    • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
  • a burning piece of wood or cardboard
    • if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
  • a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
  • 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
  • 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
  • be equal or harmonize
    • The two pieces match
  • 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
  • give or join in marriage
  • satisfy or fulfill
    • meet a need
    • this job doesn't match my dreams
  • make correspond or harmonize
    • Match my sweater
  • 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
  • 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
  • provide funds complementary to
    • The company matched the employees' contributions
  • 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
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