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[ fin-ish ]SEE DEFINITION OF finish

Synonyms for finish

  • accomplishment
  • defeat
  • ending
  • finale
  • achievement
  • acquirement
  • acquisition
  • annihilation
  • attainment
  • cease
  • cessation
  • close
  • closing
  • culmination
  • curtain
  • curtains
  • death
  • denouement
  • end
  • finis
  • last
  • ruin
  • stop
  • termination
  • terminus
  • wrap
  • desistance
  • end of the line
  • end of the road
  • last stage
  • wind-up
  • winding-up
  • wrap-up
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Antonyms for finish

  • beginning
  • opening
  • start
  • birth
  • commencement
  • construction
  • creation
  • failure
  • forfeit
  • loss
  • initiation
  • introduction
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FINISH

You can finish making up your mind on the way to Harlowe House.

It was the marshal calling to them that Andrew was gone and inviting them in to finish him.

He would go in, he would overhaul Sally, and then finish the chase with a play of revolvers.

But generally speaking, it does escape them, and lives to finish its task.

If he looked ahead he would see what we idiomatically know as his "finish."

I'm not quite ready to go; I must finish my sections for Prof. Darmstetter.

A quarter of a mile from the finish the horses raced into a swinging stride.

Just finish that pass for me, and I will take care of the professor.

He didn't toss it up, not a bit of it; ran as game as a pebble; he just tired at the finish.

But fate had ordained that good King James should not finish his dinner in peace.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end," from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir (13c.) "stop, finish, come to an end, die," from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds, put an end to, come to an end," from finis "boundary, limit, border, end," of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix). Meaning "to kill" is from 1755. Related: Finished; finishing. Finishing school is from 1836.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FINISH

abolish

verbdo away with or put an end to
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