Synonyms of match
1 gameDictionary • He was watching a football match.
game • We won three games against Australia.
test • High levels of dioxin were confirmed by scientific tests.
competition • He will be banned from international competitions for four years.
trial • New evidence showed that he lied at the trial.
tie • They'll meet the winners of the first-round tie.
contest • Few contests in the recent history of British boxing have been as thrilling.
bout • This will be his eighth title bout in 19 months.
2 companionDictionary • Moira was a perfect match for him.
companion • The book was written as the companion to a trilogy of television documentaries.
mate • The guest cabin is a mirror image of its mate.
equal • She was one of the boys, their equal.
complement • The green wallpaper is the perfect complement to the old pine of the dresser.
3 replicaDictionary • He asked his assistant to look for a match of the vase he broke.
replica • The child was a replica of her mother.
double • Your mother sees you as her double.
copy • Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
twin • the twin of the chair she had at the cottage
spit (informal, mainly British)
duplicate • Enclosed is a duplicate of the invoice we sent you last month.
lookalike • a Marilyn Monroe lookalike
spitting image (informal) • Nina looks the spitting image of Sissy Spacek.
dead ringer (slang)
spit and image (informal)
4 marriageDictionary • Hollywood's favourite love match foundered on the rocks.
marriage • The merger is an audacious marriage between old and new.
union • Even Louis began to think their union was not blessed.
couple • The couple have no children.
pair • a pair of socks
alliance • The two parties were still too much apart to form an alliance.
combination • The company's chairman has proposed a merger or other business combination.
partnership • the partnership between Germany's banks and its businesses
affiliation • The group has no affiliation to any political party.
5 equalDictionary • I was no match for a man with such power.
rival • He is a pastry chef without rival.
equivalent • the civil administrator of the West Bank and his equivalent in Gaza
peer • His personality made him popular with his peers.
competitor • The bank isn't performing as well as some of its competitors.
counterpart • It is unlikely that his counterpart in India will disagree with him at this point.
1 correspond with • These shoes match your dress.
suit • I don't think a sedentary life would altogether suit me.
coordinate with • Choose a fabric that coordinates with your colour scheme.
2 tailorDictionary • You don't have to match your lipstick to your outfit.
tailor • scripts tailored to American comedy audiences
fit • She was having her wedding dress fitted.
suit • ‘I'm off.’ He suited the action to the word and left.
adapt • Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
3 go togetherDictionary • All the chairs matched
go together • Red wine and oysters don't really go together.
be the same
be a set
4 correspondDictionary • Their strengths in memory and spatial skills matched.
correspond • The two maps of London correspond closely.
agree • His second statement agrees with the facts.
square • His dreams did not square with reality.
coincide • a case in which public and private interests coincide
tally • The figures didn't seem to tally.
conform • These activities do not conform with diplomatic rules and regulations.
harmonize • The music had to harmonize with the seasons.
5 pairDictionary • It can take time and money to match buyers and sellers.
pair • Each trainee is paired with an experienced worker.
unite • They have agreed to unite their efforts to bring peace.
join • The opened link is used to join the two ends of the chain.
link • the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France
marry • It will be difficult to marry his two interests - cooking and sport.
ally • We need to ally economic freedom with personal liberty.
mate • The film tries very hard to mate modern with old.
yoke • They are yoked by money and votes.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ match something or someone against something or someone
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adaptIf you adapt something, you change it to make it suitable for a new purpose or situation.
• Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
affiliationIf one group has an affiliation with another group, it has a close or official connection with it.
• The group has no affiliation to any political party.
agreeIf one account of an event or one set of figures agrees with another, the two accounts or sets of figures are the same or are consistent with each other.
• His second statement agrees with the facts.
Thesaurus for match from the Collins English Thesaurus
a formal game or sports event in which people, teams, etc, compete to win
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