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clear (adjective)
1.
a) - bright luminous
b) - cloudless , specifically less than one-tenth covered - a clear sky
c) free from mist, haze, or dust - a clear day
d) - untroubled serene a clear gaze
2.
as - clean pure
a) free from blemishes - clear skin
b) easily seen through - transparent clear glass
c) free from abnormal sounds on auscultation
3.
a) easily heard - a loud and clear sound
b) easily visible - plain a clear signal
c) free from obscurity or ambiguity easily understood - unmistakable a clear explanation
4.
a) capable of sharp discernment - keen a clear thinker
b) free from doubt - sure not clear on how to proceed
5.
free from guile or guilt - innocent a clear conscience
6.
unhampered by restriction or limitation as
a) unencumbered by debts or charges - a clear estate
b) - net a clear profit
c) - unqualified absolute a clear victory
d) free from obstruction - clear passage
e) emptied of contents or cargo
f) free from entanglement or contact - staying clear of controversy keep clear of the boundary
g) - bare denuded clear ground
clear (adverb)
1.
in a clear manner - to cry loud and clear
2.
all the way - drove clear across the state
clear (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make clear or translucent
b) to free from pollution or cloudiness
2.
to free from accusation or blame - exonerate vindicate the opportunity to clear himself
3.
a) to give insight to - enlighten
b) to make intelligible - explain clear up the mystery
4.
a) to free from what obstructs or is unneeded as
(1) - open clear a path
(2) to remove unwanted growth or items from - clear the land of timber
(3) to rid or make a rasping noise as if ridding (the throat) of phlegm
(4) to erase stored or displayed data from (as a computer or calculator)
b) to empty of occupants - clear the room
c) - disentangle clear a fishing line
d) to remove from an area or place - clear the dishes from the table
e) - transmit dispatch
5.
a) to submit for approval - clear it with me first
b) as - authorize approve cleared the article for publication
(1) to certify as trustworthy - clear a person for classified information
(2) to permit (an aircraft) to proceed usually with a specified action - the plane was cleared to land
6.
a) to free from obligation or encumbrance
b) - settle discharge clear an account
c) (1) to free (a ship or shipment) by payment of duties or harbor fees
(2) to pass through (customs)
d) to gain without deduction - net clear a profit
e) to put through a - clearinghouse
7.
a) to go over, under, or by without touching - the ball just cleared the uprights
intransitive verb
b) to move through successfully - pass the bill cleared the legislature
1.
a) to become clear - it cleared up quickly after the rain
b) to go away - vanish the symptoms cleared gradually
c) - sell
2.
a) to obtain permission to discharge cargo
b) to conform to regulations or pay requisite fees prior to leaving port
3.
to pass through a clearinghouse
4.
to go to an authority (as for approval) before becoming effective
clear (noun)
1.
a clear space or part
2.
a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
clear (adjective)
1.
easily seen through
SYNONIMS:
crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid, see-through, transparent
RELATED WORDS:
colorless, uncolored; diaphanous, lucid, semitranslucent, semitransparent, sheer, translucent, transparentized; glassy, vitreous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
colored, dark, glazed, tinted; filmy, foggy, hazy, misty, nebulous, smoky ( smokey); dense, muddy, murky, turbid
cloudy, opaque
clear (adjective)
2.
not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation
SYNONIMS:
apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, bright-line, broad, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, lucid, luculent, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, ringing, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakable
RELATED WORDS:
cognizable, cognoscible, comprehendible, comprehensible, digestible, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, understandable; self-evident, self-explanatory; clean-cut, simple, tidy, uncomplicated; overt, undisguised; appreciable, perceptible, recognizable, sensible, tangible; discernible ( discernable), noticeable, observable, visible; black-and-white, explicit, trenchant, well-defined; clean, decipherable, fair, legible, readable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incomprehensible, indecipherable, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable; impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable, indiscernible, insensible; cloudy, gauzy, gray ( grey), hazy, imprecise, indefinite, indeterminate, misty, murky, nebulous, noncommital, sketchy, slippery, subtle, vague; illegible, undecipherable, unreadable
ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic ( enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded
clear (adjective)
3.
having or showing a mind free from doubt
SYNONIMS:
assured, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sure
RELATED WORDS:
self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwavering
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassuming
doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure
clear (adjective)
4.
not stormy or cloudy
SYNONIMS:
bright, clear, cloudless, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded
RELATED WORDS:
balmy, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil; fine, pleasant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
harsh, inclement, severe; blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupy
bleak, cloudy, dirty, foul, nasty, overcast, rainy, raw, rough, squally, stormy, sunless, tempestuous, turbulent
clear (adjective)
5.
serving to put an end to all debate or questioning
SYNONIMS:
absolute, clear, deciding, decisive, definitive, last
RELATED WORDS:
determinate, determinative, dispositive, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, unanswerable, undebatable, undeniable, undisputable, unquestionable; unchallenged, uncontested, undisputed; unambiguous, unequivocal; certain, definite, positive, sure; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, telling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic ( problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputed
inconclusive, indecisive, unclear
clear (adjective)
6.
allowing passage without obstruction
SYNONIMS:
clear, cleared, free, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstopped
RELATED WORDS:
enterable, navigable, passable; emptied, empty, unoccupied, vacant; exposed, revealed; gaping, wide, yawning; unbarred, unbolted, unclasped, unfastened, unlatched, unlocked, unsealed; unbuttoned, unclenched, unfolded, unfurled, unzipped
NEAR ANTONYMS:
impassable ( impassible); constricted, cramped, encumbered, hampered, hindered, impeded, interfered (with), trammeled ( trammelled); barricaded, blockaded, dammed, gated
blocked, clogged, closed, jammed, obstructed, plugged, shut, stopped, stuffed, uncleared
clear (adjective)
7.
free from guilt or blame
SYNONIMS:
blameless, cleanhanded, clear, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, irreproachable, lily-white
RELATED WORDS:
absolved, acquitted, cleared, exonerated, vindicated; ethical, law-abiding, moral, righteous, upright, virtuous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; accused, impeached, indicted; condemned, convicted; hangdog, shamed, shamefaced
guilty
clear (adjective)
8.
giving off or reflecting much light
SYNONIMS:
beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, clear, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, shining, shiny, splendid
RELATED WORDS:
ablaze, ardent, blazing, burning, combusting, fiery, flaming, red-hot; agleam, aglitter, blinding, coruscant, flaring, flashing, flickering, gemmy, glancing, glaring, gleaming, glimmering, glinting, glistening, glistering, glittering, scintillant, scintillating, shimmering, shimmery, sparkling, sunny, twinkling, winking; burnished, polished, shined; superbright, ultrabright
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber ( sombre), sunless, tenebrous, unlit; cloudy, shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray ( grey), leaden, pale, palish
dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant
clear (verb)
1.
to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way
SYNONIMS:
free, open, unblock
RELATED WORDS:
ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth, unchoke, unclog, unplug, unstop; unclutter; strip
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clog, close, dam, obstruct, plug, stop; clutter (up)
block
clear (verb)
2.
to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers
SYNONIMS:
clear, disburden, disencumber, divest, free, relieve, unburden
RELATED WORDS:
discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter; bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue; disengage, disentangle, extricate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)
burden, encumber, saddle
clear (verb)
3.
to give what is owed for
SYNONIMS:
ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand
repudiate
clear (verb)
4.
to remove the contents of
SYNONIMS:
clear, evacuate, vacate, void
RELATED WORDS:
deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust, waste; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweep
fill, load
clear (verb)
5.
to remove usually visible impurities from
SYNONIMS:
clear, distill ( distil), filter, fine, garble, purify
RELATED WORDS:
process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully
clear (verb)
6.
to set free from entanglement or difficulty
SYNONIMS:
clear, disembarrass, disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangle
RELATED WORDS:
deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weigh
embroil, entangle
clear (verb)
7.
to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions
SYNONIMS:
clear, free, unclog, unplug, unstop
RELATED WORDS:
ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth
NEAR ANTONYMS:
constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockade
block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop
clear (verb)
8.
to free from a charge of wrongdoing
SYNONIMS:
absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate
RELATED WORDS:
atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revenge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convict
criminate, incriminate
clear (verb)
9.
to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
SYNONIMS:
accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK ( okay), ratify, sanction, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse ( indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license ( licence), pass, permit; reapprove
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurn
decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto
clear (verb)
10.
to take away from a place or position
SYNONIMS:
clear, draw, take out, withdraw
RELATED WORDS:
demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transpose
NEAR ANTONYMS:
mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed ( imbed), entrench ( intrench), implant, ingrain ( engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stick
place, position, put
clear (verb)
11.
to give information to
SYNONIMS:
acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)
RELATED WORDS:
advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misinform, mislead
clear (verb)
12.
to receive after charges and deductions have been made
SYNONIMS:
clear
RELATED WORDS:
earn, gain, garner, get, make, realize; cash in (on), rake (in); clean up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
gross
clear (verb)
to make plain or understandable
SYNONIMS:
clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddle
RELATED WORDS:
decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, gloss
NEAR ANTONYMS:
befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscate
obscure
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