(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. lucifer, vesta; linstock, fuse; complement, equal, peer; contest, bout; union, matrimony. See equality, contention, marriage, synchronism, imitation.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An instrument to produce fire]
Syn. safety match, sulphur match, matchstick, fuse, lucifer, locofoco*; see also light 3 .
2. [An article that is like another]
Syn. peer, equivalent, mate, analogue, counterpart, approximation; see also equal .
3. [A formal contest]
Syn. race, event, rivalry; see competition 2 , sport 3 .
4. [A marriage or engagement]
Syn. mating, union, espousal; see marriage 2 .
1. [To find or make equals]
Syn. equalize, liken, equate, make equal, pair, coordinate, level, even, match up, balance, mate, marry, unite; see also equal .
2. [To be alike]
Syn. harmonize, suit, be twins, be counterparts, be doubles, match with, check with, go together, go with, rhyme with, take after; see also agree , resemble .
Ant. differ*, be unlike, clash.
3. [To meet in contest]
Syn. equal, keep pace with, run side by side, come up with, be on a level with, cope with, meet, compete with; see also rival .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. equal equivalent, mate, double, twin, fellow, duplicate, peer, counterpart.
2. couple pair, pairing, partnership, duet.
3. contest competition, meet, bout, game, tournament, duel, rivalry.
equal, go together, look alike, parallel, correspond, make a pair, mirror one another.
ANT.: clash, oppose
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. One of a matched pair of things: companion, counterpart, double, duplicate, fellow, mate, twin. See SAME. 2. Something closely resembling or analogous to something else: analogue, congener, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, parallel. See SAME. 3. Two items of the same kind together: brace, couple, couplet, doublet, duet, duo, pair, two, twosome, yoke. See GROUP, SAME. II verb 1. To be equal or alike: compare, correspond, equal, measure up, parallel, touch. Informal: stack up. See SAME. 2. To be compatible or in correspondence: accord, agree, check, chime, comport with, conform, consist, correspond, fit1, harmonize, square, tally. Informal: jibe1. Archaic: quadrate. See AGREE. 3. To be in keeping with: become, befit, conform, correspond, fit1, go with, suit. See AGREE. 4. To place in opposition or be in opposition to: counter, oppose, pit1, play off. Idioms: bump heads with, meet head-on, set (or be) at odds, set (or be) at someone's throat, trade blows (or punches). See SUPPORT. 5. To do or make something equal to: equal, meet1, tie. See SAME. 6. To represent as similar: analogize, assimilate, compare, equate, identify, liken, parallel. See SAME.

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