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Alternative forms[edit]


match +‎ make, as back-formation from matchmaking.


matchmake (third-person singular simple present matchmakes, present participle matchmaking, simple past and past participle matchmade)

  1. To do matchmaking: to set up a date between two people or to arrange a marriage.
    • 1865, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Wives and Daughters:
      And pray remember, I am the last person in the world to match-make.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is rare except in the progressive form matchmaking.

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