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English adjective: clear

1. clear readily apparent to the mind


SamplesA clear and present danger.
A clear explanation.
A clear case of murder.
A clear indication that she was angry.
Gave us a clear idea of human nature.


Similarbroad, clear-cut, crystal clear, distinct, limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous, prima facie, trenchant, unmistakable, unsubtle, vivid


See alsocomprehendible, comprehensible, definite, distinct, unambiguous


Attributeclarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity


Antonymsunclear

2. clear free from confusion or doubt


SamplesA complex problem requiring a clear head.
Not clear about what is expected of us.


Similarclear-thinking, clearheaded


Antonymsconfused

3. clear affording free passage or view


SamplesA clear view.
A clear path to victory.
Open waters.
The open countryside.


Synonymsopen


Similarunobstructed


Antonymsobstructed

4. clear allowing light to pass through


SamplesClear water.
Clear plastic bags.
Clear glass.
The air is clear and clean.


Similarcrystal clear, crystalline, hyaline, hyaloid, limpid, limpid, liquid, lucid, pellucid, semitransparent, translucent, transparent, unclouded, unfrosted


Attributeclarity, clearness, uncloudedness


Antonymsopaque

5. clear free from contact or proximity or connection


SamplesWe were clear of the danger.
The ship was clear of the reef.


Similarfree


Antonymsunfree

6. clear characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)


SamplesA clear conscience.
Regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes.


Similaruntroubled


Antonymstroubled

7. clear (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims


SamplesEfforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings.
Clear laughter like a waterfall.
Clear reds and blues.
A light lilting voice like a silver bell.


Synonymsclean, light, unclouded


Similarpure


Antonymsimpure

8. clear (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law


SamplesI have clear title to this property.


Synonymsunmortgaged


Similarunencumbered


Antonymsencumbered

9. clear clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible


SamplesAs clear as a whistle.
Clear footprints in the snow.
The letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather.
A spire clean-cut against the sky.
A clear-cut pattern.


Synonymsclean-cut, clear-cut


Similardistinct


Antonymsindistinct

10. clear accurately stated or described


SamplesA set of well-defined values.


Synonymswell-defined


Antonymsill-defined, unclear

11. clear free from clouds or mist or haze


SamplesOn a clear day.


Similarcloudless, fair, serene, unclouded


Domain categorymeteorology


Antonymscloudy

12. clear free of restrictions or qualifications


SamplesA clean bill of health.
A clear winner.


Synonymsclean


Similarunqualified


Antonymsqualified

13. clear free from flaw or blemish or impurity


SamplesA clear perfect diamond.
The clear complexion of a healthy young woman.


Similarperfect


Antonymsimperfect

14. clear clear of charges or deductions


SamplesA clear profit.


Similarnet, nett


Antonymsgross

15. clear easily deciphered


Synonymsdecipherable, readable


Similarlegible


Antonymsillegible

16. clear freed from any question of guilt


SamplesIs absolved from all blame.
Was now clear of the charge of cowardice.
His official honor is vindicated.


Synonymsabsolved, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated


Similarclean-handed, guiltless, innocent


Antonymsguilty

17. clear characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving


SamplesClear mind.
A percipient author.


Synonymspercipient


Similardiscerning


Antonymsundiscerning


English noun: clear

1. clear (state) the state of being free of suspicion


SamplesInvestigation showed that he was in the clear.


Broader (hypernym)innocence

2. clear (location) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water


SamplesFinally broke out of the forest into the open.


Synonymsopen


Broader (hypernym)area, country


English adverb: clear

1. clear completely


SamplesRead the book clear to the end.
Slept clear through the night.
There were open fields clear to the horizon.


Synonymsall the way

2. clear in an easily perceptible manner


SamplesCould be seen clearly under the microscope.
She cried loud and clear.


Synonymsclearly


English verb: clear

1. clear (change) rid of obstructions


SamplesClear your desk.


ExamplesThey clear the path of the snow


Synonymsunclutter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupclear


Antonymsclutter, clutter up

2. clear (change) make a way or path by removing objects


SamplesClear a path through the dense forest.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupclear

3. clear (weather) become clear


SamplesThe sky cleared after the storm.


Synonymsbrighten, clear up, light up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It is ----ing


Antonymscloud, overcast

4. clear (communication) grant authorization or clearance for


SamplesClear the manuscript for publication.
The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography.


Synonymsauthorise, authorize, pass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)approbate, approve, certificate, certify, commission, declare, formalise, formalize, licence, license, O.K., okay, sanction, validate

5. clear (change) remove


SamplesClear the leaves from the lawn.
Clear snow from the road.


ExamplesThey clear the snow from the path


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)bare, clear-cut, deforest, denudate, denude, disafforest, disforest, strip, stump


Verb groupclear, clear, unclutter

6. clear (social) go unchallenged; be approved


SamplesThe bill cleared the House.


Synonymspass


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Narrower (hyponym)clear

7. clear (possession) be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts


SamplesThe check will clear within 2 business days.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Antonymsbounce

8. clear (perception) go away or disappear


SamplesThe fog cleared in the afternoon.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

9. clear (motion) pass by, over, or under without making contact


SamplesThe balloon cleared the tree tops.


Synonymstop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overhaul, overtake, pass


Narrower (hyponym)hop

10. clear (cognition) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear


SamplesCould you clarify these remarks?.
Clear up the question of who is at fault.


Synonymsclear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate

11. clear (social) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment


SamplesClear the ship and let it dock.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discharge, free

12. clear (possession) clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.


SamplesClear the water before it can be drunk.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disembarrass, free, rid

13. clear (possession) yield as a net profit


SamplesThis sale netted me $1 million.


Synonymsnet


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear, pay, yield


Verb groupclear, net, sack, sack up

14. clear (possession) make as a net profit


SamplesThe company cleared $1 million.


Synonymsnet, sack, sack up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit


Verb groupbring in, clear, clear, earn, gain, make, net, pull in, realise, realize, take in

15. clear (possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages


SamplesHow much do you make a month in your new job?.
She earns a lot in her new job.
This merger brought in lots of money.
He clears $5,000 each month.


ExamplesThey clear the money


Synonymsbring in, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring home, eke out, gross, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield


Verb groupclear, make, net, sack, sack up

16. clear (possession) sell


SamplesWe cleared a lot of the old model cars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

17. clear (motion) pass an inspection or receive authorization


SamplesClear customs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clear, pass

18. clear (communication) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges


SamplesThe suspect was cleared of the murder charges.


ExamplesThey want to clear the prisoners


Synonymsacquit, assoil, discharge, exculpate, exonerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce


Narrower (hyponym)purge, vindicate, whitewash


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Antonymsconvict

19. clear (communication) settle, as of a debt


SamplesClear a debt.
Solve an old debt.


Synonymssolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, settle, square off, square up

20. clear (change) make clear, bright, light, or translucent


SamplesThe water had to be cleared through filtering.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

21. clear (change) rid of instructions or data


SamplesClear a memory buffer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)empty


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

22. clear (change) remove (people) from a building


SamplesClear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)move out, remove, take out


Verb groupclear

23. clear (change) remove the occupants of


SamplesClear the building.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)empty


Verb groupclear

24. clear (change) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound


SamplesClear the throat.


Synonymsclear up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw









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