Synonyms and Antonyms of finagle

  1. 1 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care let me look at my schedule and see if I can't finagle a visit to the museum Synonyms contrive, engineer, finesse, frame, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleRelated Words arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

  2. 2 to use dishonest methods to achieve a goal she'll finagle until she gets exactly what she wants Synonyms chicane, cheat, fudgeRelated Words crib; color, distort, falsify, misinterpret, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp; doctor, fake, tamper (with); elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, stretch; dodge, evade, hedge

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