Definition of matchmaker in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmatʃmeɪkə


  • 1A person who arranges marriages or initiates romantic relationships between others: an enthusiastic matchmaker who continually tried to pair off the difficult bachelor with unattached ladies
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    • 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: the company acts as an employment matchmaker for the financial services industry
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    • 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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  • This musical matchmaking turned into an album whose songs marry indie rock, jazz, soundtrack music and Latin music.
  • He explained that the enclosure was probably used as a place to meet for trading, socialising, matchmaking and weddings.
  • If you are looking for an insight into all the matchmaking, misunderstandings and longing that make for a perfect love story, it can be found in the pages of Austen.

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