Synonyms of match in English:


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1‘a football match’


contest, competition, game, tournament, tie, cup tie, event, fixture, trial, test, test match, meet, bout, fight, duel

quarter-final, semi-final, final, Cup Final

friendly, derby, local derby

play-off, replay, rematch

British clash

Canadian Scottish playdown

North American split

informal, dated mill

archaic tourney

2‘he was no match for the champion’


equal, rival, equivalent, peer, counterpart

rare compeer

3‘the vase was an exact match of the one she already owned’


replica, copy, lookalike, double, twin, duplicate, equivalent, facsimile, like

mate, fellow, companion, counterpart, pair, complement

informal spitting image, spit and image, spit, dead spit, ringer, dead ringer

4‘theirs is definitely a love match’


marriage, betrothal, relationship, partnership, union, pairing, alliance, compact, contract, affiliation, combination

5‘he would be a very suitable match for any of their daughters’


prospective husband, prospective wife, prospect, candidate

informal catch


1‘the curtains matched the duvet cover’


go with, coordinate with, complement, harmonize with, blend with, tone with, team with, be the same as, be similar to, suit

2‘these socks don't match’


be a pair, be a set, be the same, go together

3‘did their statements match?’


correspond, be in agreement, tally, agree, match up, coincide, accord, conform, square, harmonize, be consonant, be compatible

4‘they matched suitable applicants with firms having vacancies’


combine, match up, link, bring together, put together, unite, marry, pair up, yoke, team, couple, pair, ally

formal conjoin

5‘no one can match him at chess’


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

informal hold a candle to


    match against/with

      ‘Spain was matched against France’


      draw against, set against, pit against, play off against

    match up to

      ‘the film didn't match up to my expectations’


      come up to, measure up to, meet with, be equal to, be as good as, satisfy, fulfil, answer to