Synonyms of finish in English:

finish


See US English definition of finish

See UK English definition of finish

See Spanish definition of terminar

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 or something off

    1‘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

    2‘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