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clear

 
 
pronunciation:
klir
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
clear out, in the clear, clear away, clear off
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition 1: free of clouds or haze.
The sky is so clear tonight that we can see many stars.
synonyms:
fair
antonyms:
cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, overcast, shadowy, turbid
similar words:
bright, cloudless, serene, sunny
definition 2: free of visible impurities, blurriness, or flaws.
clear watera clear diamonda clear image
synonyms:
clean, perfect, pure
antonyms:
cloudy, muddy, murky, opaque, unclear
similar words:
faultless, flawless, limpid, liquid, transparent, unadulterated, unblemished, uncontaminated, unmarred, unpolluted, unsullied, untainted
definition 3: able to be seen through; transparent.
clear garbage bags
antonyms:
opaque
definition 4: free of confusion or obscurity.
a clear explanation
synonyms:
plain, unambiguous, unequivocal
antonyms:
abstract, abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, cryptic, dim, misty, muddy, nebulous, obscure, opaque, turbid, unclear, vague
similar words:
apparent, articulate, clear-cut, crisp, explicit, express, limpid, luminous, ostensive, straightforward, trenchant
definition 5: unmistakable; plain.
a clear case of murder
synonyms:
manifest, obvious, plain, unmistakable
antonyms:
dim, doubtful, equivocal, hidden, obscure, unclear
similar words:
apparent, broad, clear-cut, definite, distinct, evident, ostensive, overt, palpable, patent, straightforward, trenchant, unambiguous
definition 6: totally comprehensible.
His reasons were clear.
synonyms:
apparent, evident, perceptible, plain
antonyms:
abstruse, ambiguous, dim, impenetrable, muddy, obscure, thick, unclear, vague
similar words:
clear-cut, discernible, explicit, manifest, obvious, palpable, unambiguous, unmistakable
definition 7: free from guilt; blameless.
a clear conscience
synonyms:
blameless, clean, guiltless, innocent
antonyms:
guilty
similar words:
sinless, unclear
definition 8: free from impediments; open.
a clear path through the woods
synonyms:
open, unobstructed
antonyms:
clogged, impassable, obstructed
similar words:
apparent, free, passable, smooth, wide
definition 9: free from involvement or contact.
Try to stay clear of danger.
similar words:
apart, aside, away, free
definition 10: total; unreserved.
a clear win for his team
synonyms:
absolute, out-and-out, unqualified, unquestionable
similar words:
downright, indisputable, irrefutable, sheer, thorough, total, undeniable, unreserved, utter
definition 11: empty.
a clear row of seats
synonyms:
empty, free
antonyms:
occupied
similar words:
blank, open
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: clearer, clearest
definition: in a clear manner; distinctly.
synonyms:
clearly, distinctly
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cleared, clearing, clears
definition 1: to make free of impurities.
The state's regulations have helped clear our air of pollutants.
synonyms:
clarify, purify
antonyms:
pollute
similar words:
clean, purge, rarefy, rid
definition 2: to make free of confusion, doubt, or obscurity (usu. fol. by up).
The teacher cleared up the meaning of poem's last verse.
synonyms:
clarify
antonyms:
obscure
similar words:
elucidate, explain, manifest
definition 3: to make free of obstacles or impediments; make open.
He cleared a path to the door.Please clear the stage.
synonyms:
open
antonyms:
obstruct, set
similar words:
empty, evacuate, rid, smooth, void
definition 4: to make free of suspicion.
He wants to clear his name.
synonyms:
exculpate
antonyms:
blacken, implicate, inculpate
similar words:
absolve, acquit, exonerate, justify, vindicate
definition 5: to pass by or near (something) without striking.
The horse cleared the fence.
similar words:
avoid, make, miss
definition 6: to give permission to for an action.
The control tower cleared the flight for takeoff.
synonyms:
approve, authorize, OK
similar words:
pass, sanction
definition 7: to gain as profit.
She cleared a million dollars in the deal.
synonyms:
earn, gain, net
similar words:
gross, make, realize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become clear.
His sinuses cleared.The sky cleared.
synonyms:
clarify
similar words:
brighten, elucidate, empty, open, purify, rarefy
definition 2: to pass through with approval.
The check cleared just in time.
similar words:
pass
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phrase: clear out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a clear space.
synonyms:
space
similar words:
clearing, opening
phrase: in the clear
phrase: clear away
phrase: clear off
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  • clearly:
    in a way that is clear or easy to understand.
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