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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.
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
Translations

matchmaking

[ˈmætʃˌmeɪkɪŋ]
A. Nactividades fpl de casamentero
B. ADJcasamentero
References in classic literature ?
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.