Synonyms of clear in English:

clear


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adjective

1‘the book gives clear instructions for carrying out various DIY tasks’

SYNONYMS

understandable, comprehensible, intelligible, easy to understand, plain, direct, uncomplicated, explicit, lucid, perspicuous, coherent, logical, distinct, simple, straightforward, clearly expressed, unambiguous, clear-cut, crystal clear, accessible, user-friendly

in words of one syllable

informal Anglo-Saxon

ANTONYMS

vague, unclear

2‘he made it clear to the team that he was in charge’

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obvious, evident, plain, apparent, crystal clear, as clear as crystal, transparent

sure, definite, unmistakable, manifest, indisputable, patent, incontrovertible, irrefutable, beyond doubt, beyond question, self-evident

palpable, visible, discernible, noticeable, detectable, recognizable, pronounced, marked, striking, conspicuous, overt, blatant, glaring

as plain as a pikestaff, staring someone in the face, writ large, as plain as day

informal as plain as the nose on one's face, standing out like a sore thumb, sticking out like a sore thumb, standing out a mile, sticking out a mile, as clear as day

ANTONYMS

vague, possible

3‘a beautiful lagoon of clear water’

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transparent, limpid, pellucid, translucent, crystalline, crystal clear, glassy, glass-like

diaphanous, see-through

unclouded, uncloudy

rare transpicuous

ANTONYMS

opaque, murky

4‘a clear blue sky’

SYNONYMS

bright, cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky, fair, fine, light, undimmed

sunny, sunshiny, sunlit, starlit, moonlit

ANTONYMS

cloudy

5‘her clear complexion’

SYNONYMS

unblemished, spot-free

fresh

ANTONYMS

pimply, spotty

6‘Rosa's clear voice’

SYNONYMS

distinct, bell-like, as clear as a bell, clarion, pure

unwavering

ANTONYMS

muffled

7‘the road was clear’

SYNONYMS

unobstructed, unblocked, passable, unimpeded, open, empty, free, unlimited, unrestricted, unhindered

ANTONYMS

obstructed, limited

8‘the algae were clear of toxins’

SYNONYMS

free, devoid, empty, vacant, void

rid, relieved

without, unaffected by, no longer affected by

9‘I left the house with a clear conscience’

SYNONYMS

untroubled, undisturbed, unworried, unperturbed, unconcerned, unbothered, with no qualms

peaceful, at peace, tranquil, serene, calm, easy

innocent, guiltless, guilt-free, blameless, clean, sinless, stainless, unimpeachable, irreproachable

ANTONYMS

guilty

10‘two clear days' notice is required’

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whole, full, entire, complete, total, solid, round, unbroken

ANTONYMS

partial


adverb

1‘an indicator told them to stand clear of the doors’

SYNONYMS

away from, apart from, beyond, at a distance from, at a safe distance from, out of contact with

ANTONYMS

close to

2‘Tommy's voice came loud and clear from the row behind’

SYNONYMS

distinctly, clearly, as clear as a bell, plainly, audibly, intelligibly, with clarity

ANTONYMS

indistinctly

3‘he will have time to get clear away’

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completely, entirely, thoroughly, fully, wholly, totally, utterly, quite, altogether

informal clean


verb

1‘the sky cleared briefly’

SYNONYMS

brighten, brighten up, lighten, become light, light up, break, clear up, become bright, become brighter, become lighter, become fine, become sunny

ANTONYMS

darken

2‘the drizzle had cleared, leaving the evening fine’

SYNONYMS

disappear, go away, melt away, vanish, end

dwindle, peter out, fade, wear off, decrease, lessen, diminish, recede, withdraw, ebb, wane

disperse

3‘shops have cleared the shelves of anything that could offend the public’

SYNONYMS

empty, void

free, rid, strip, unload, unburden

ANTONYMS

fill

4‘plumbers' tools for clearing drains’

SYNONYMS

unblock, unclog, unstop

ANTONYMS

block

5‘he warned the staff to clear the building’

SYNONYMS

evacuate, empty, make empty, make vacant

leave

6‘Karen cleared the dirty plates’

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remove, take away, carry away, move, shift, tidy away, tidy up

7‘at the moment I'm clearing debts’

SYNONYMS

pay off, pay, repay, settle, discharge, square, make good, honour, defray, satisfy, account for, remit, liquidate

ANTONYMS

run up

8‘I cleared the bar at my first attempt’

SYNONYMS

go over, get past, go above, pass over, sail over

jump, jump over, vault, vault over, leap, leap over, hop, hop over, hurdle, spring over, bound over, skip, skip over, leapfrog, leapfrog over

9‘he was jailed for possessing drugs, but was later cleared by an appeal court’

SYNONYMS

acquit, declare innocent, find not guilty

absolve, exonerate, exculpate, vindicate

informal let off, let off the hook

ANTONYMS

convict

10‘I was cleared to work on the atomic project’

SYNONYMS

authorize, give permission, permit, allow, pass, accept, endorse, license, sanction, give approval to, give one's seal of approval to, give consent to

informal OK, give the OK, give the thumbs up, give the green light, give the go-ahead

ANTONYMS

veto

11‘I hoped to clear £50,000 profit from each match’

SYNONYMS

net, make a profit of, realize a profit of, take home, pocket

gain, earn, make, get, acquire, secure, reap, bring in, pull in, be paid

informal rake in

ANTONYMS

spend


Phrases

    clear off

      ‘Clear off! You're trespassing!’

      SYNONYMS

      go away, get out, leave

      be off with you!, shoo!, make yourself scarce!, on your way!

      beat it, push off, clear out, shove off, scram, scoot, skedaddle, buzz off

      British

      hop it, sling your hook

      NZ Australian

      rack off

      North American

      bug off, take a hike

      South African

      voetsak, hamba

      vulgar slang

      piss off, bugger off

      archaic

      begone

      ANTONYMS

      stay

    clear out

      1‘nearly all of the campers cleared out by Wednesday’

      SYNONYMS

      depart, leave, go, go away, go off, take one's leave, take oneself off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit, break camp, decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire

      make off, make oneself scarce, run off, run away, flee, fly, bolt

      set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way

      make tracks, up sticks, pack one's bags, shove off, push off, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, flit, do a bunk, do a disappearing act

      British

      sling one's hook

      North American

      vamoose, hightail it, cut out

      formal

      repair, remove

      literary

      betake oneself

      rare

      abstract oneself

      ANTONYMS

      arrive, come, stay

      2‘get everyone to clear out of the building as quickly as possible’

      SYNONYMS

      leave, depart from, go away from, go from, withdraw from, retire from, take oneself off from, exit from, take one's leave of, pull out of, quit, be gone from, decamp from, disappear from, abandon, vacate, absent oneself from, evacuate

      abscond from, run away from, flee from, fly from, bolt from, escape from

    clear something out

      1‘we had to clear out the junk room to make a nursery for James’

      SYNONYMS

      empty, empty out, void, make vacant

      tidy, tidy up, clear up, clean

      informal

      dejunk

      2‘clear out the rubbish as you go’

      SYNONYMS

      get rid of, throw away, throw out, discard, dispose of, dump, bin, scrap, do away with, jettison, eject, eliminate, throw on the scrapheap

      informal

      chuck, chuck away, chuck out, ditch, junk, get shut of

      British informal

      get shot of

      North American informal

      trash

    clear the air

      ‘that conversation cleared the air somehow’

      SYNONYMS

      restore harmony, make peace, reconcile differences

      pour oil on troubled waters

    clear up

      ‘the drizzle looked unlikely to clear up’

      SYNONYMS

      disappear, clear, go away, melt away, vanish, end

      dwindle, peter out, fade, wear off, decrease, lessen, diminish, recede, withdraw, ebb, wane

      disperse

    clear something up

      1‘clear up the garden before you go’

      SYNONYMS

      tidy, tidy up, put in order, straighten up, clean up, put to rights, make shipshape, spruce up

      2‘I'm glad we've cleared up that little problem’

      SYNONYMS

      solve, resolve, straighten out, find an answer to, find the answer to, answer, find the key to, decipher, break, get to the bottom of, make head or tail of, piece together, explain, expound

      unravel, untangle, elucidate

      informal

      crack, figure out, suss out