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clear

clear

 
 
pronunciation:
klir
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
phrases:
in the clear
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition 1: free of darkness, clouds, or haze.
It was a clear, sunny day.
synonyms:
fair
antonyms:
cloudy, hazy, misty, overcast
similar words:
bright, cloudless, serene, sunny
definition 2: free of defects or flaws.
The diamond was clear and perfect.
synonyms:
clean, perfect, pure
antonyms:
cloudy, opaque
similar words:
flawless, transparent
definition 3: free of confusion.
The professor gave me a clear explanation.
synonyms:
plain
antonyms:
abstract, dim, misty, obscure
similar words:
apparent, articulate, crisp, explicit, express
definition 4: unable to be mistaken for something else; obvious.
This is a clear case of murder.
synonyms:
obvious, plain
antonyms:
dim, doubtful, hidden, obscure
similar words:
apparent, definite, distinct, evident
definition 5: free from guilt; innocent.
My conscience is clear.
synonyms:
innocent
antonyms:
guilty
definition 6: not blocked; open.
There was a clear path through the woods.
synonyms:
open
antonyms:
clogged, obstructed
similar words:
apparent, free, smooth, wide
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition: in a clear way; clearly.
I can hear you loud and clear.
synonyms:
clearly
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cleared, clearing, clears
definition 1: to make free of confusion or doubt.
We did not understand the homework assignment at first, but he cleared it up for us.
synonyms:
clarify
similar words:
explain
definition 2: to make free of anything in the way; make open.
Workers cleared the path of fallen branches.
synonyms:
open
antonyms:
obstruct, set
similar words:
empty, evacuate, rid, smooth
definition 3: to pass by or near without touching.
The horse cleared the fence.
similar words:
avoid, make, miss
definition 4: to give permission to for an action.
The control tower cleared the plane for takeoff.
synonyms:
approve, authorize, OK
similar words:
pass, sanction
definition 5: to become clear.
After a week of rain, the sky finally cleared.
similar words:
empty, open, purify
phrase: in the clear
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  • clearly:
    in a way that is clear or easy to understand.
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