- 1finesse something to deal with something in a way that is clever but slightly dishonest to finesse a deal
- 2finesse something to do something with a lot of skill or style Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘purity, delicacy’: from French, related to fine ‘of high quality’.
BrE BrE//fɪˈnes//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnes//(especially North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they finesse
BrE BrE//fɪˈnes//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnes//he / she / it finesses
BrE BrE//fɪˈnesɪz//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnesɪz//past simple finessed
BrE BrE//fɪˈnest//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnest//past participle finessed
BrE BrE//fɪˈnest//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnest//-ing form finessing
BrE BrE//fɪˈnesɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈnesɪŋ//