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finish

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of finish


finish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of finish

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done we should finish the painting of the house by tomorrow Synonyms complete, consummate, finalize, perfect, polish Related Words follow through (with), stick out; accomplish, achieve, effect; carry out, carry through, discharge, do, execute, fulfill (or fulfil), perform; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate; machine, refine, round (off or out), shine, touch up Phrases get through Near Antonyms abandon, desert, discontinue, drop, forsake, quit

  2. 2 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point we'll finish the concert before dark Synonyms close out, complete, conclude, end, close, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upRelated Words climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  3. 3 to come to an end the three-day race finished yesterday Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, cease, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist



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