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match·mak·er

(măch′mā′kər)
n.
1.
a. One who finds a person for another to marry.
b. One who finds a person for another to have a romantic relationship with, or who finds two people to have a romantic relationship with each other.
2. One who arranges athletic competitions, especially in professional boxing.
3. One who establishes or tries to establish a partnership between people, groups of people, or businesses: "The firm acts as a matchmaker for smaller businesses, especially in the countryside, where older presidents can't find someone to take over" (Yuko Takeo).

match′mak′ing n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matchmaking - mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others
intermediation, mediation - the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
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Translations

matchmaking

[ˈmætʃˌmeɪkɪŋ]
A. Nactividades fpl de casamentero
B. ADJcasamentero
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I only meant to be matchmaking, and all at once it turned out quite differently.
"They say old maids have a mania for matchmaking, and though I don't feel that weakness in myself as yet,I know a little person who is very unhappy with her father.
"Bless us, Anne-girl, I'm not matchmaking," protested Gilbert, rather surprised at her tone.
I planned the match from that hour; and when such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa, you cannot think that I shall leave off matchmaking."
"Nobody need have any doubt about that," said Sancho, "for my master has a very happy knack of matchmaking; it's not many days since he forced another man to marry, who in the same way backed out of his promise to another maiden; and if it had not been for his persecutors the enchanters changing the man's proper shape into a lacquey's the said maiden would not be one this minute."
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It might strike the general public as odd that a city government holds matchmaking events.
Zahid, a Christian father, Kashif, a matchmaking agent, Mendes, a Chinese woman, and other suspects were also taken into custody in the raid.
Zahid, a Christian father; Kashif, a matchmaking agent; Mendes, a Chinese woman; and others were also taken into custody in the raid.
Illegal matchmaking centres in Pakistan have been exposed by media reports and intelligence agencies in the country.