Synonyms of finish in English:

finish


See definition of finish

verb

1‘Mrs Porter had just finished the task’

SYNONYMS

complete, end, conclude, close, bring to a conclusion, bring to an end, bring to a close, consummate, finalize, bring to fruition

crown, cap, set the seal on, round off, put the finishing touches to

stop, cease, terminate

accomplish, execute, discharge, carry out, deal with, do, get done, fulfil

informal wind up, wrap up, sew up, polish off, knock off

ANTONYMS

start, leave unfinished

2‘Hitch finished his dinner and got up’

SYNONYMS

consume, eat, devour, drink, finish off, polish off, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, quaff

use, use up, exhaust, empty, deplete, drain, expend, dispatch, dispose of, get through, go through, run through

informal down

ANTONYMS

start, leave unfinished

3‘when the programme has finished it displays the ‘Press any key’ message’

SYNONYMS

end, come to an end, stop, conclude, come to a close, come to a conclusion, come to a end, cease, terminate

informal wind up

ANTONYMS

start, begin

4‘some items were finished in a black lacquer’

SYNONYMS

varnish, lacquer, veneer, coat, stain, wax, shellac, enamel, put a finish on, glaze, give a shine to, gloss, polish, burnish, smooth off

5‘she went to Switzerland to finish her education’

SYNONYMS

perfect, polish, refine, put the final touches to, put the finishing touches to, crown


noun

1‘a party to celebrate the finish of filming’

SYNONYMS

end, ending, completion, conclusion, close, closing, cessation, finalization, termination

final part, final stage, final act, finale, denouement, last stages

accomplishment, execution, fulfilment, realization, achievement, consummation, resolution, fruition

informal winding up, wind-up, sewing up, polishing off

ANTONYMS

start, beginning

2‘it was a real gallop to the finish’

SYNONYMS

finishing line, finishing post, tape, end point

3‘this furniture has a mellow antiquated paint finish’

SYNONYMS

veneer, lacquer, lamination, coating, covering, coat

surface, texture, grain

glaze, lustre, gloss, polish, shine, patina


Phrases

    finish someone/something off

      1‘the executioners finished them off with bayonets’

      SYNONYMS

      kill, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, destroy, execute, annihilate, exterminate, liquidate, put an end to, do away with, dispose of, get rid of, eradicate, deliver the coup de grâce to

      informal

      wipe out, do in, bump off, polish off, knock off, top, take out, croak, stiff, blow away

      North American informal

      ice, off, rub out, waste, whack

      2‘financial difficulties finished off the business’

      SYNONYMS

      overpower, overwhelm, overcome, defeat, get the better of, best, worst, rout, conquer, bring down

      informal

      drive to the wall