Synonyms of clear in English:

clear


See definition of clear

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
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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, glasslike
diaphanous, see-through
unclouded, uncloudy
rare transpicuous
ANTONYMS

opaque, murky

4‘a clear blue sky’

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bright, cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky, fair, fine, light, undimmed
sunny, sunshiny, sunlit, starlit, moonlit
ANTONYMS

cloudy

5‘her clear complexion’

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unblemished, spot-free
fresh
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pimply, spotty

6‘Rosa's clear voice’

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

muffled

7‘the road was clear’

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

obstructed, limited

8‘the algae were clear of toxins’

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free, devoid, empty, vacant, void
rid, relieved
without, unaffected by, no longer affected by

9‘I left the house with a clear conscience’

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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’

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

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

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

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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’

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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’

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empty, void
free, rid, strip, unload, unburden
ANTONYMS

fill

4‘plumbers' tools for clearing drains’

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unblock, unclog, unstop
ANTONYMS

block

5‘he warned the staff to clear the building’

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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’

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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’

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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’

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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’

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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’

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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
    informal

    go away, get out, leave

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

    informal

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

    British informal

    hop it, sling your hook

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    rack off

    North American informal

    bug off, take a hike

    South African informal

    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
    informal

    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, clear out, 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

    informal

    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 informal

    sling one's hook

    North American informal

    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
    informal

    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’


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    empty, empty out, void, make vacant

    tidy, tidy up, clear up, clean

    informal

    dejunk

    2‘clear out the rubbish as you go’


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    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’


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    restore harmony, make peace, reconcile differences

    pour oil on troubled waters

    clear up

    ‘the drizzle looked unlikely to clear up’


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    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’


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    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’


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    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