Synonyms of clear


1. clear, innocence

usage: the state of being free of suspicion; "investigation showed that he was in the clear"

2. open, clear, area, country

usage: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"


1. unclutter, clear, change, alter, modify

usage: rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"

2. clear, make, create

usage: make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"

3. clear up, clear, light up, brighten

usage: become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"

4. authorize, authorise, pass, clear, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

5. clear, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"

6. pass, clear, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

7. clear

usage: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"

8. clear, vanish, disappear, go away

usage: go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"

9. clear, top, pass, overtake, overhaul

usage: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"

10. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate, clarify, clear up, elucidate

usage: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

11. clear, free, discharge

usage: free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"

12. clear, rid, free, disembarrass

usage: clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"

13. net, clear, yield, pay, bear

usage: yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"

14. net, sack, sack up, clear, profit, gain, benefit

usage: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"

15. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, get, acquire

usage: 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"

16. clear, sell

usage: sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"

17. clear, pass, clear

usage: pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"

18. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate, pronounce, label, judge

usage: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

19. clear, solve, settle, square off, square up, determine

usage: settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"

20. clear, change, alter, modify

usage: make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"

21. clear, empty

usage: rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"

22. clear, take out, move out, remove

usage: remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"

23. clear, empty

usage: remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"

24. clear, clear up, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"


1. clear (vs. unclear), broad, unsubtle, clear-cut, distinct, trenchant, limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous, prima facie, unmistakable, vivid, comprehensible#1, comprehendible, definite, distinct, unambiguous

usage: 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"

2. clear, clearheaded (vs. confused), clear-thinking

usage: free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us"

3. clear, open, unobstructed (vs. obstructed)

usage: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"

4. clear (vs. opaque), crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent, hyaline, hyaloid, liquid, limpid, translucent, semitransparent, unclouded, unfrosted

usage: allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

5. clear(predicate), free (vs. unfree)

usage: free from contact or proximity or connection; "we were clear of the danger"; "the ship was clear of the reef"

6. clear, untroubled (vs. troubled)

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

7. clean, clear, light, unclouded, pure (vs. impure)

usage: (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"

8. clear, unmortgaged, unencumbered (vs. encumbered)

usage: (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"

9. clear, clean-cut, clear-cut, distinct (vs. indistinct)

usage: 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"

10. well-defined (vs. ill-defined), clear

usage: accurately stated or described; "a set of well-defined values"

11. clear (vs. cloudy), cloudless, unclouded, fair, serene

usage: free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"

12. clean, clear, unqualified (vs. qualified)

usage: free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"

13. clear, perfect (vs. imperfect)

usage: free from flaw or blemish or impurity; "a clear perfect diamond"; "the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"

14. clear, net (vs. gross), nett

usage: clear of charges or deductions; "a clear profit"

15. clear, decipherable, readable, legible (vs. illegible)

usage: easily deciphered

16. absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated, innocent (vs. guilty), guiltless, clean-handed

usage: freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"

17. clear, percipient, discerning (vs. undiscerning)

usage: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author"


1. clear, all the way

usage: completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon"

2. clearly, clear

usage: in an easily perceptible manner; "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"

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