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I want to refer to people who have completed a short written exercise. "Graduate" would be one way, but that seems a little over the top. "Completer" would be another, but that's ambiguous as a completer could be something that helps you to complete. Any ideas?

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A completer is not necessarily one who has completed, it could be someone tasked with completing as well. One way of expressing the idea is perhaps to use the phrase the completed: "The completed must remain in their seats and not leave the room." – Kris Jul 4 '13 at 9:34
Nice idea Kris. I don't think it would work in this context though as in a sentence you get "exercise completed" which sounds like a completed exercises. – superluminary Jul 4 '13 at 9:45
You don't need the exercise part as an adverb there. Even otherwise, those who passed the exam may call themselves (some-exam) passed and those who completed may call themselves (some-exam) completed. – Kris Jul 4 '13 at 9:54
I should have mentioned, this will form part of an API, I want to be able to say exercise.first.graduates or similar. – superluminary Jul 4 '13 at 10:27
"those who completed" or "have completed" – mplungjan Jul 4 '13 at 11:40

A nice unambiguous term is those who have completed the test.

However, finisher is often used for those who have crossed the finish line in a race, and may work in your case.

finisher noun
1 a person or thing that finishes something, in particular:
   • a person who reaches the end of a race or other competition:
        all finishers will receive a commemorative medal


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I like that a lot. Congratulations to all the Exercise Finishers... – superluminary Jul 4 '13 at 10:22

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