What is the opposite of match?

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Noun
Opposite of a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport
“The mystery room is a complicated puzzle that requires collaborative work to solve.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that resembles, or corresponds to, another
“MacKinnon is the embodiment of mismatch when it comes to socks and shoes, as he dons a black shoe on his right foot and a red shoe on his left for basketball games.”
Noun
(usually following a superlative) Opposite of someone or something that complements another well
“Auer eschews trends in favor of the most expressive clash in style and era, taking inspiration from the Le Marais neighborhood.”
Noun
Opposite of a marriage, or the union of two people in a relationship
“The arbiter will try to reconcile the couple in the hope that a disunion will not occur.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is equal to another in quality or strength
“The home team was certainly the standout of the two contenders.”
Noun
Opposite of a person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth
“Alladin was considered a noncontender for Princess Jasmine's hand in marriage unless he was an actual Prince.”
Noun
Opposite of a heated conflict or struggle for something
Noun
Opposite of a copy or likeness of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a prolonged armed struggle
Noun
Opposite of a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
“A sextet of artists come together in this unique collaboration, which is documented in a limited-edition book.”
Noun
Opposite of an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
“Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engaged in some funny banter during an exhibition that was organized on the eve of The Australian Open.”
Noun
Opposite of each of a pair of things intended to complement or match each other
“Alexa found an old pair of runners covered in cobwebs that had been sitting in the corner of the attic for the past two years.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Noun
Opposite of a direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
Noun
Opposite of something used to produce a flame or spark
“Put the fire out with the extinguisher!”
Noun
Opposite of two people or things of the same sort considered together
Verb
Opposite of to make a (successful) match or pairing
“You must separate your socks before you put them in the washing machine.”
Verb
Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“In business, architects often miss the mark by not asking the users what they want.”
Verb
Opposite of to correspond or cause to correspond in some essential respect
“I'm sure the Spurs could make use of him although his playstyle would clash with Aldridge's.”
Verb
Opposite of to agree, to be equal, to correspond to
“Not only does each version of events contradict with the previous one, they simultaneously add to the story.”
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Opposite of to correspond, or make something correspond, to something else
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Opposite of to be, or seem to be, equal or comparable to
Verb
Opposite of to make level or equal in amount, degree, or status
Verb
Opposite of to be comparable to in quality or excellence
“He trains hard, wanting to lead the rest of the competition.”
Verb
Opposite of to be suitable or acceptable
“Insufficient qualifications will fail to satisfy the requirements for this job.”
Verb
Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a duplicate or exact copy of
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Opposite of to be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
Verb
Opposite of to assign to a particular class or category
Verb
Opposite of to counteract or equal the effect or importance of
“These traditional garments grossly disproportion the male body.”
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