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English verb: clear up

1. clear up (communication) make clear and (more) comprehensible


SamplesClarify the mystery surrounding her death.


Synonymsclarify, elucidate


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


Broader (hypernym)explain, explicate


Narrower (hyponym)clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, demystify, dilate, disambiguate, elaborate, elucidate, enlarge, enlighten, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, illuminate, lucubrate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out


Antonymsobfuscate

2. clear up (change) finish a task completely


SamplesI finally got through this homework assignment.


Synonymsfinish off, finish up, get through, mop up, polish off, wrap up


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


Broader (hypernym)complete, finish


Narrower (hyponym)cap off

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


SamplesClear the throat.


Synonymsclear


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


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

4. clear up (weather) become clear


SamplesThe sky cleared after the storm.


Synonymsbrighten, clear, light up


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


Antonymscloud, overcast

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


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


Synonymsclear, 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









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