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clear

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of clear

  1. 1 easily seen through <the clear glass walls of the aquarium's giant ocean tank> Synonyms 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 (also smokey); dense, muddy, murky, turbid Antonyms cloudy, opaque

  2. 2 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation <the meaning of her broad smile was clear to the whole class> Synonyms 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 (also 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 (also grey), hazy, imprecise, indefinite, indeterminate, misty, murky, nebulous, noncommital, sketchy, slippery, subtle, vague; illegible, undecipherable, unreadable Antonyms ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded

  3. 3 having or showing a mind free from doubt <I need to be absolutely clear about what you're saying> Synonyms assured, certain, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sureRelated Words self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

  4. 4 not stormy or cloudy <novice pilots can only fly on clear days> Synonyms bright, fair, cloudless, sunny, sunshiny, uncloudedRelated Words balmy, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil; fine, pleasantNear Antonyms harsh, inclement, severe; blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyAntonyms bleak, cloudy, dirty, foul, nasty, overcast, rainy, raw, rough, squally, stormy, sunless, tempestuous, turbulent

  5. 5 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning <the evidence is clear: he's innocent> Synonyms absolute, conclusive, deciding, decisive, definitive, lastRelated 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, tellingNear Antonyms debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputedAntonyms inconclusive, indecisive, unclear

  6. 6 allowing passage without obstruction <flooding was widespread, and only some roads are clear so far> Synonyms open, cleared, free, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstoppedRelated Words enterable, navigable, passable; emptied, empty, unoccupied, vacant; exposed, revealed; gaping, wide, yawning; unbarred, unbolted, unclasped, unfastened, unlatched, unlocked, unsealed; unbuttoned, unclenched, unfolded, unfurled, unzippedNear Antonyms impassable (also impassible); constricted, cramped, encumbered, hampered, hindered, impeded, interfered (with), trammeled (or trammelled); barricaded, blockaded, dammed, gatedAntonyms blocked, clogged, closed, jammed, obstructed, plugged, shut, stopped, stuffed, uncleared

  7. 7 free from guilt or blame <slept with a clear conscience> Synonyms blameless, cleanhanded, innocent, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, irreproachable, lily-whiteRelated Words absolved, acquitted, cleared, exonerated, vindicated; ethical, law-abiding, moral, righteous, upright, virtuousNear Antonyms blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; accused, impeached, indicted; condemned, convicted; hangdog, shamed, shamefacedAntonyms guilty

  8. 8 giving off or reflecting much light <spermaceti candles were once highly prized for the clear flame that they produced> Synonyms beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, bright, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, shining, shiny, splendidRelated 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, ultrabrightNear Antonyms blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber (or sombre), sunless, tenebrous, unlit; cloudy, shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale, palishAntonyms dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant




clear

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clear

  1. 1 to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way <the early settlers worked hard to clear the land for crops> Synonyms 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) Antonyms block

  2. 2 to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers <cleared the woods of brush> Synonyms rid, disburden, disencumber, divest, free, relieve, unburdenRelated Words discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter; bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue; disengage, disentangle, extricateNear Antonyms bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)Antonyms burden, encumber, saddle

  3. 3 to give what is owed for <finally cleared the last debt> Synonyms ante up, balance, pay, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms repudiate

  4. 4 to remove the contents of <cleared a drawer so there would be a place to store his clothes> Synonyms empty, evacuate, vacate, voidRelated Words deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust, waste; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms fill, load

  5. 5 to remove usually visible impurities from <cleared the car windows> Synonyms clarify, distill (also distil), filter, fine, garble, purifyRelated Words process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitizeNear Antonyms cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully

  6. 6 to set free from entanglement or difficulty <cleared himself of any involvement in the matter> Synonyms extricate, disembarrass, disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangleRelated Words deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwineNear Antonyms block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weighAntonyms embroil, entangle

  7. 7 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions <plows promptly cleared the roads of snow> Synonyms open, free, unclog, unplug, unstopRelated Words ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smoothNear Antonyms constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockadeAntonyms block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

  8. 8 to free from a charge of wrongdoing <she had once been accused of embezzlement, but an investigation by the bank cleared her> Synonyms absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateRelated Words atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revengeNear Antonyms accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convictAntonyms criminate, incriminate

  9. 9 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory <the administration cleared the plan, and building should begin shortly> Synonyms accredit, approbate, authorize, approve, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantRelated Words accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto

  10. 10 to take away from a place or position <cleared the dishes from the table> Synonyms remove, draw, take out, withdrawRelated Words demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stickAntonyms place, position, put

  11. 11 to give information to <please clear my mind about the new arrangement regarding reimbursement for traveling expenses> Synonyms acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, enlighten, 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, undeceiveNear Antonyms misinform, mislead

  12. 12 to receive after charges and deductions have been made <cleared enough from that stock transaction to be able to afford a new luxury automobile> Synonyms {h,2}netRelated Words earn, gain, garner, get, make, realize; cash in (on), rake (in); clean upNear Antonyms gross




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