Complete and Finish


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Complete verb – To bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done.
Usage example: managed to complete the assignment with time to spare

Finish is a synonym for complete in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Finish" instead a verb "Complete", when it comes to topics like start, stop, turn out, expire. popular alternative
Nearby Words: completely, completed, complement, completion, completeness
Synonyms for Complete


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Finish verb – To bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done.
Usage example: we should finish the painting of the house by tomorrow

Complete is a synonym for finish in stop topic. You can use "Complete" instead a verb "Finish", if it concerns topics such as get done, leave, perfect, start. popular alternative
Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher
Synonyms for Finish

Common collocations

business complete business finish business
project complete project finish project
job complete job finish job
training complete training finish training
Other nouns: course, run, stage, time, ritual, spell, challenge, level, sentence, task, story, fight, puzzle, film, mission, quest, storyline, objectives, quests, missions.

Both words in one sentence

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