finesse


finesse

verb

Definition of FINESSE

1
to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <had to finesse the schedule a bit to fit in another patient that afternoon>
Near Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff
2
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery <tried to finesse the blame for the foreign policy fiasco, even though he was secretary of state at the time>
Synonyms avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)

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