Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clear

2 senses of clear

Sense 1
clear -- (the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear")
       => innocence -- (a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence")

Sense 2
open, clear -- (a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open")
       => area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")

Antonyms of verb clear

1 of 24 senses of clear

Sense 7
clear -- (be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days")
       Antonym of bounce (Sense 4)
      => bounce -- (come back after being refused; "the check bounced")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb clear

24 senses of clear

Sense 1
unclutter, clear -- (rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")
          Phrasal Verb-> clear off#1; clear away#1

Sense 2
clear -- (make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
clear up, clear, light up, brighten -- (become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm")

Sense 4
authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

Sense 5
clear -- (remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 6
pass, clear -- (go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 7
clear -- (be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days")

Sense 8
clear -- (go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon")
       => vanish, disappear, go away -- (become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke")

Sense 9
clear, top -- (pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops")
       => pass, overtake, overhaul -- (travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks")

Sense 10
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Sense 11
clear -- (free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock")
       => free, discharge -- (free from obligations or duties)

Sense 12
clear -- (clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk")
       => rid, free, disembarrass -- (relieve from; "Rid the house of pests")

Sense 13
net, clear -- (yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million")
       => yield, pay, bear -- (bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?")

Sense 14
net, sack, sack up, clear -- (make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million")
       => profit, gain, benefit -- (derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience")

Sense 15
gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in -- (earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 16
clear -- (sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars")
       => sell -- (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit")

Sense 17
clear -- (pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs")
       => pass, clear -- (go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House")

Sense 18
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate -- (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges")
       => pronounce, label, judge -- (pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here")

Sense 19
clear, solve -- (settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt")
       => settle, square off, square up, determine -- (settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument")

Sense 20
clear -- (make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 21
clear -- (rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer")
       => empty -- (make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building")

Sense 22
clear -- (remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat")
       => take out, move out, remove -- (cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom")

Sense 23
clear -- (remove the occupants of; "Clear the building")
       => empty -- (make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building")

Sense 24
clear, clear up -- (free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Antonyms of adj clear

17 senses of clear

Sense 1
clear (vs. unclear) -- (readily apparent to the mind; "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")

unclear (vs. clear) -- (not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day")
        => blurred, clouded -- (unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells)
        => confusing, perplexing, puzzling -- (lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement")
        => obscure, vague -- (not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke)

Sense 2
clear -- (free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us")

INDIRECT (VIA clearheaded) -> confused -- (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused")

Sense 3
clear, open -- (affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside")

INDIRECT (VIA unobstructed) -> obstructed -- (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice")

Sense 4
clear (vs. opaque) -- (allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean")

opaque (vs. clear) -- (not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays")
        => cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid -- ((of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters")
        => fogged, foggy -- (obscured by fog; "he could barely see through the fogged window")
        => frosted -- ((of glass) having a roughened coating resembling frost; "frosted glass")
        => glaucous -- (having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants; "glaucous stems"; "glaucous plums"; "glaucous grapes")
        => lightproof, light-tight -- (not penetrable by light; "lightproof containers")
        => milky, milklike, whitish -- (resembling milk in color not clear; "milky glass")
        => semiopaque -- (partially opaque)
        => solid -- (impenetrable for the eye; "solid blackness")

Sense 5
clear (predicate) -- (free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef")

INDIRECT (VIA free) -> unfree -- (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)

Sense 6
clear -- (characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA untroubled) -> troubled -- (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers")

Sense 7
clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 8
clear, unmortgaged -- ((especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law; "I have clear title to this property")

INDIRECT (VIA unencumbered) -> encumbered -- (loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate")

Sense 9
clear, clean-cut, clear-cut -- (clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA distinct) -> indistinct -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 10
well-defined (vs. ill-defined), clear -- (accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values")


Sense 11
clear (vs. cloudy) -- (free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day")

cloudy (vs. clear) -- (full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies")
        => brumous, foggy, hazy, misty -- (filled or abounding with fog or mist; "a brumous October morning")
        => fogbound -- (enveloped in fog; "a fogbound fleet"; "the fogbound city")
        => cloud-covered, clouded, overcast, sunless -- (filled or abounding with clouds)
        => cloudlike, nebular -- (resembling a cloud)
        => dull, leaden -- (darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick")
        => heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening -- (darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky")
        => miasmal, miasmic, vaporous, vapourous -- (filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog")
        => smoggy -- (clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog; "the smoggy atmosphere of Los Angeles")

Sense 12
clean, clear -- (free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner")

INDIRECT (VIA unqualified) -> qualified -- (limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval")

Sense 13
clear -- (free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman")

INDIRECT (VIA perfect) -> imperfect -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 14
clear -- (clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit")

INDIRECT (VIA net) -> gross -- (before any deductions; "gross income")

Sense 15
clear, decipherable, readable -- (easily deciphered)

INDIRECT (VIA legible) -> illegible -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting")

Sense 16
absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated -- (freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated")

INDIRECT (VIA innocent) -> guilty -- (responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds")

Sense 17
clear, percipient -- (characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author")

INDIRECT (VIA discerning) -> undiscerning -- (lacking discernment)

Similarity of adj clear

17 senses of clear

Sense 1
clear (vs. unclear) -- (readily apparent to the mind; "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")
       => broad, unsubtle -- (lacking subtlety; obvious; "gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave")
       => clear-cut, distinct, trenchant -- (clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong")
       => limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous -- ((of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument")
       => prima facie -- (as it seems at first sight; "a prima facie case of murder")
       => unmistakable -- (clearly evident to the mind; "his opposition to slavery was unmistakable")
       => vivid -- (having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a vivid recollection")
          Also See-> comprehensible#1, comprehendible#1; definite#1; distinct#2; unambiguous#1

Sense 2
clear -- (free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us")
       => clearheaded (vs. confused), clear-thinking -- (not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently)

Sense 3
clear, open -- (affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside")
       => unobstructed (vs. obstructed) -- (free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance; "an unobstructed view")

Sense 4
clear (vs. opaque) -- (allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean")
       => crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent -- (transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal")
       => hyaline, hyaloid -- (resembling glass in transparency or translucency; "the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"-Sacheverell Sitwell)
       => liquid, limpid -- (clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes")
       => translucent, semitransparent -- (allowing light to pass through diffusely; "translucent amber"; "semitransparent curtains at the windows")
       => unclouded -- (not made opaque or cloudy by sediment; "the wine was unclouded")
       => unfrosted -- ((of glass) lacking a frosted coating; "unfrosted light bulbs")

Sense 5
clear (predicate) -- (free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef")
       => free (vs. unfree) -- (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice")

Sense 6
clear -- (characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); "a clear conscience"; "regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes")
       => untroubled (vs. troubled) -- (not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face")

Sense 7
clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "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")
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 8
clear, unmortgaged -- ((especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law; "I have clear title to this property")
       => unencumbered (vs. encumbered) -- (free of encumbrance; "inherited an unencumbered estate")

Sense 9
clear, clean-cut, clear-cut -- (clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; "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")
       => distinct (vs. indistinct) -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 10
well-defined (vs. ill-defined), clear -- (accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values")

Sense 11
clear (vs. cloudy) -- (free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day")
       => cloudless, unclouded -- (free from clouds; "under a cloudless sky")
       => fair -- (free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm")
       => serene -- (completely clear and fine; "serene skies and a bright blue sea")

Sense 12
clean, clear -- (free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner")
       => unqualified (vs. qualified) -- (not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial")

Sense 13
clear -- (free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman")
       => perfect (vs. imperfect) -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 14
clear -- (clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit")
       => net (vs. gross), nett -- (remaining after all deductions; "net profit")

Sense 15
clear, decipherable, readable -- (easily deciphered)
       => legible (vs. illegible) -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting")

Sense 16
absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated -- (freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated")
       => innocent (vs. guilty), guiltless, clean-handed -- (free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty")

Sense 17
clear, percipient -- (characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author")
       => discerning (vs. undiscerning) -- (having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader")

Synonyms of adv clear

2 senses of clear

Sense 1
clear, all the way -- (completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon")

Sense 2
clearly, clear -- (in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear")

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