Definition of matchmaker in English:

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matchmaker

Pronunciation: /ˈmaCHˌmākər/

noun

1A person who arranges relationships and marriages between others, either informally or, in certain cultural communities, as a formal occupation.
Example sentences
  • Other men asked a matchmaker to arrange marriages for them.
  • The marriage of her own parents were arranged through a matchmaker and they were married without even meeting each other first.
  • This was still a country of matchmakers and arranged marriages, and much pressure was brought to bear.
1.1A person or company that brings parties together for commercial purposes.
Example sentences
  • The firm is a merger and acquisition matchmaker for companies with market values of $300,000 to $15 million.
  • Like business brokers, the matchmakers are unregulated or, at most, loosely regulated.
  • She prefers to think of herself as a piano matchmaker.
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