verb To achieve a goal or handle a situation with subtle skill
I don't know how he managed to finesse his way into that fancy party; he was't invited.
noun refinement, delicacy, skill
Football player Walter Payton's bananas in nibble, graceful running back burned him the nickname "sweetness."
Noun Subtle, skillful handling of a potentially difficult situation
Showing great finesse, the coach managed to offer suggestions without hurting the players confidence.