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finesses

verb
present tense third-person singular of finesse

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1 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care
  • had to finesse the schedule a bit to fit in another patient that afternoon

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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

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“Finesses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/finesses. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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