A rejection finalizer is a move that signals the speaker's acceptance of a rejection by another participant.
The rejection may be of an offer that has previously been made to the other participant.
The Okay in the last turn is a rejection finalizer:
- A: Are you sure you don't want a cigarette?
- B: No, I couldn't take your last but one.
- A: Well, the last one actually—that would be my last one.
- B: No thanks.
- A: Go on, have it Rob.
- B: No, no I'm not having it, I'd feel too bad.
- A: Okay.