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 cleared

2 senses of cleared

Sense 1
cleared (vs. uncleared) -- (rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush; "cleared land"; "cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"; "a cleared passage through the underbrush"; "played poker on the cleared dining room table")

uncleared (vs. cleared) -- (not cleared; not rid of objects or obstructions; "uncleared land"; "many cars were stuck in the snow on uncleared streets")
        => unimproved -- ((of land) not cleared of trees and brush; in the wild or natural state; "a farm with 50 acres of unimproved and 68 acres of improved land"; "unimproved woodlands")

Sense 2
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")

Similarity of adj cleared

2 senses of cleared

Sense 1
cleared (vs. uncleared) -- (rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush; "cleared land"; "cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"; "a cleared passage through the underbrush"; "played poker on the cleared dining room table")
       => clear-cut -- (having had all the trees removed at one time; "clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion")
       => improved -- ((of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands")
          Also See-> unwooded#1, treeless#1

Sense 2
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")

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