Match and Pair


Match verb - Bring two objects, ideas, or people together.
Usage example: Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?

Pair is a synonym for match in couple topic. In some cases you can use "Pair" instead the word "Match" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like action, mate, marriage, group. popular alternative

Nearby Words: matched, matching, matcher


Pair noun - Two things of the same or similar kind that match or are considered together.
Usage example: the cheerleader and the computer nerd make quite a pair together
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Synonyms for Pair

Match is a synonym for pair in action topic. You can use "Match" instead the word "Pair" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as comparison, group, set, team. popular alternative

Nearby Words: paired, pairing

How words are described

good good match good pair
special special match special pair
long long match long pair
better better match better pair
Other adjectives: normal, perfect, single, actual, big, great, main, decent, final, last, giant.

Common collocations

character match character pair character
time match time pair time
way match way pair way
characters match characters pair characters
Other words: level, lyrics, skills.

Both words in one sentence

  • Match Sequence Terminator 2: Judgment Day shows a pair of walls closing together, repeatedly mashing a pair of digits between them to form the match.
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts Subverted in that, when Action Girl Tessa tries to use a Bruce Lee-style jumping kick in a CQC sparring-match, she gets a pair of cracked ribs for her trouble.
  • Film / Ghostbusters (1984) Janine gains a huge pair of Harry Potter specs in the sequel, to match her animated counterpart (and make her a more plausible romantic match for Louis).
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Pair or Match. 2016. Accessed August 18, 2022.
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