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clear adverb
1. completely
Related: all_the_way
  • "read the book clear to the end"
  • "slept clear through the night"
  • "there were open fields clear to the horizon"
clear verb
1. (make) make a way or path by removing objects
  • "Clear a path through the dense forest"
2. (remove) remove
  • "clear the leaves from the lawn"
  • "Clear snow from the road"
3. be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
Antonyms: bounce
  • "The check will clear within 2 business days"
4. (vanish) go away or disappear
  • "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
5. (pass) pass by, over, or under without making contact
Related: top
  • "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
6. (clarify) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Related: clear_up, shed_light_on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten_out, sort_out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
  • "Could you clarify these remarks?"
  • "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
7. (free) free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
  • "Clear the ship and let it dock"
8. (rid) clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
  • "clear the water before it can be drunk"
9. (sell) sell
  • "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
10. (pass) pass an inspection or receive authorization
  • "clear customs"
11. (settle) settle, as of a debt
Related: solve
  • "clear a debt"
  • "solve an old debt"
12. (change) make clear, bright, light, or translucent
  • "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
13. (empty) rid of instructions or data
  • "clear a memory buffer"
14. (take_out) remove (people) from a building
  • "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
15. (empty) remove the occupants of
  • "Clear the building"
16. (remove) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
Related: clear_up
  • "Clear the throat"
clear adjective
1. (comprehensible) readily apparent to the mind
Antonyms: unclear
  • "a 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"
2. allowing light to pass through
Antonyms: opaque
  • "clear water"
  • "clear plastic bags"
  • "clear glass"
  • "the air is clear and clean"
3. free from clouds or mist or haze
Antonyms: cloudy
  • "on a clear day"
4. free from confusion or doubt
  • "a complex problem requiring a clear head"
  • "not clear about what is expected of us"
5. affording free passage or view
Related: open
  • "a clear view"
  • "a clear path to victory"
  • "open waters"
  • "the open countryside"
6. characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
  • "a clear conscience"
  • "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes"
7. (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
Related: unmortgaged
  • "I have clear title to this property"
8. clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
Related: clean-cut, clear-cut
  • "as 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"
9. free from flaw or blemish or impurity
  • "a clear perfect diamond"
  • "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"
10. clear of charges or deductions
  • "a clear profit"
11. easily deciphered
Related: decipherable, readable
12. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
Related: percipient
  • "clear mind"
  • "a percipient author"
clear noun
1. (innocence) the state of being free of suspicion
  • "investigation showed that he was in the clear"
pass verb
1. (succeed) go unchallenged; be approved
Related: clear
  • "The bill cleared the House"
open noun
1. (area) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
Related: clear
  • "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
gain verb
1. (get) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Related: take_in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull_in, bring_in
  • "How 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"
clearly adverb
1. in an easily perceptible manner
Related: clear
  • "could be seen clearly under the microscope"
  • "She cried loud and clear"
net verb
1. (yield) yield as a net profit
Related: clear
  • "This sale netted me $1 million"
2. (profit) make as a net profit
Related: sack, sack_up, clear
  • "The company cleared $1 million"
clean adjective
1. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Related: clear, light, unclouded
  • "efforts 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"
2. free of restrictions or qualifications
Related: clear
  • "a clean bill of health"
  • "a clear winner"
authorize verb
1. (permit) grant authorization or clearance for
Related: authorise, pass, clear
  • "Clear the manuscript for publication"
  • "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
unclutter verb
1. (change) rid of obstructions
Related: clear
Antonyms: clutter
  • "Clear your desk"
clear_up verb
1. become clear
Related: clear, light_up, brighten
Antonyms: overcast
  • "The sky cleared after the storm"
acquit verb
1. (pronounce) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Related: assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
Antonyms: convict
  • "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
well-defined adjective
1. accurately stated or described
Related: clear
Antonyms: ill-defined
  • "a set of well-defined values"
clear(p) adjective
1. free from contact or proximity or connection
  • "we were clear of the danger"
  • "the ship was clear of the reef"
absolved adjective
1. freed from any question of guilt
Related: clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
  • "is absolved from all blame"
  • "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"
  • "his official honor is vindicated"
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