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Definition 1: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water - [noun denoting location]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • finally broke out of the forest into the open

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: the state of being free of suspicion - [noun denoting state]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • investigation showed that he was in the clear

(clear is a kind of ...) a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense

"the trial established his innocence"

Definition 3: remove - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear the leaves from the lawn
  • Clear snow from the road

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of clear ) lay bare

"denude a forest"

(... is a kind of clear ) remove all the trees at one time

"clear-cut an acre of forest"

(... is a kind of clear ) remove tree stumps from

"stump a field"

(... is a kind of clear ) remove the trees from

"The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) rid of obstructions

"Clear your desk"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) make a way or path by removing objects

"Clear a path through the dense forest"

Definition 4: rid of obstructions - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear your desk

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

Definition 5: make clear, bright, light, or translucent - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water had to be cleared through filtering

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: free (the throat) by making a rasping sound - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear the throat

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 7: make a way or path by removing objects - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear a path through the dense forest

(clear is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

Definition 8: remove the occupants of - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear the building

(clear is a kind of ...) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) remove (people) from a building

"clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"

Definition 9: remove (people) from a building - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat

(clear is a kind of ...) cause to leave

"The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) remove the occupants of

"Clear the building"

Definition 10: rid of instructions or data - [verb of change]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear a memory buffer

(clear is a kind of ...) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(clear belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 11: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear - [verb of cognition]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

Definition 12: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges - [verb of communication]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(... is a kind of clear ) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

(... is a kind of clear ) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

(... is a kind of clear ) clear of a charge

(clear implies ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Definition 13: grant authorization or clearance for - [verb of communication]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear the manuscript for publication
  • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of clear ) approve or sanction officially

(... is a kind of clear ) authorize by certificate

(... is a kind of clear ) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

(... is a kind of clear ) authorize payments of

"declare dividends"

(... is a kind of clear ) authorize officially

"I am licensed to practice law in this state"

(... is a kind of clear ) charge with a task

(... is a kind of clear ) declare or make legally valid

Definition 14: settle, as of a debt - [verb of communication]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear a debt
  • solve an old debt

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) settle conclusively; come to terms

"We finally settled the argument"

Definition 15: pass by, over, or under without making contact - [verb of motion]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the balloon cleared the tree tops

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) travel past

"The sports car passed all the trucks"

(... is a kind of clear ) jump across

"He hopped the bush"

Definition 16: pass an inspection or receive authorization - [verb of motion]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear customs

(clear is a kind of ...) go unchallenged; be approved

"The bill cleared the House"

Definition 17: go away or disappear - [verb of perception]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fog cleared in the afternoon

(clear is a kind of ...) become invisible or unnoticeable

"The effect vanished when day broke"

Definition 18: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of clear ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of clear ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of clear ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of clear ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of clear ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of clear ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of clear ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 19: yield as a net profit - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This sale netted me $1 million

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

Definition 20: make as a net profit - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company cleared $1 million

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) derive a benefit from

"She profited from his vast experience"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(clear has a similar meaning as ...) yield as a net profit

"This sale netted me $1 million"

Definition 21: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The check will clear within 2 business days

Definition 22: sell - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cleared a lot of the old model cars

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(clear belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 23: clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc. - [verb of possession]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear the water before it can be drunk

(clear is a kind of ...) relieve from

"Rid the house of pests"

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear the ship and let it dock

(clear is a kind of ...) free from obligations or duties

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bill cleared the House

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of clear ) pass an inspection or receive authorization

"clear customs"

Definition 26: become clear - [verb of weather]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sky cleared after the storm

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

Definition 27: readily apparent to the mind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(clear is similar to ...) as it seems at first sight

"a prima facie case of murder"

(clear is similar to ...) lacking subtlety; obvious

"gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave"

(clear is similar to ...) 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"

(clear is similar to ...) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

"writes in a limpid style" "lucid directions" "a luculent oration" "pellucid prose" "a crystal clear explanation" "a perspicuous argument"

(clear is similar to ...) clearly evident to the mind

"his opposition to slavery was unmistakable"

(clear is similar to ...) having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

"a vivid recollection"

(means also ...) precise; explicit and clearly defined

"I want a definite answer" "a definite statement of the terms of the will" "a definite amount" "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol" "the wedding date is now definite" "a definite drop in attendance"

(means also ...) capable of being comprehended or understood

"an idea comprehensible to the average mind"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning

"As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"

(... are attributes of clear) free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Definition 28: allowing light to pass through - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear water
  • clear plastic bags
  • clear glass
  • the air is clear and clean

(clear is similar to ...) 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"

(clear is similar to ...) resembling glass in transparency or translucency

"the morning is as clear as diamond or as hyaline"

(clear is similar to ...) clear and bright

"the liquid air of a spring morning" "eyes shining with a liquid luster" "limpid blue eyes"

(clear is similar to ...) allowing light to pass through diffusely

"translucent amber" "semitransparent curtains at the windows"

(clear is similar to ...) not made opaque or cloudy by sediment

"the wine was unclouded"

(clear is similar to ...) (of glass) lacking a frosted coating

"unfrosted light bulbs"

(... are attributes of clear) the quality of clear water

"when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"

Definition 29: free from clouds or mist or haze - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on a clear day

(clear is similar to ...) free from clouds

"under a cloudless sky"

(clear is similar to ...) free of clouds or rain

"today will be fair and warm"

(clear is similar to ...) completely clear and fine

"serene skies and a bright blue sea"

(clear belongs to category ...) the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

Definition 30: accurately stated or described - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a set of well-defined values

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

Definition 31: in an easily perceptible manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • could be seen clearly under the microscope
  • She cried loud and clear

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

Definition 32: completely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • read the book clear to the end
  • slept clear through the night
  • there were open fields clear to the horizon

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

Definition 33: free from confusion or doubt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a complex problem requiring a clear head
  • not clear about what is expected of us

(clear is similar to ...) not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently

Definition 34: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear mind
  • a percipient author

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) having or revealing keen insight and good judgment

"a discerning critic" "a discerning reader"

Definition 35: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 36: freed from any question of guilt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • is absolved from all blame
  • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
  • his official honor is vindicated

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) free from evil or guilt

"an innocent child" "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"

Definition 37: easily deciphered - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

"legible handwriting"

Definition 38: clear of charges or deductions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clear profit

(clear is similar to ...) remaining after all deductions

"net profit"

Definition 39: free from flaw or blemish or impurity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clear perfect diamond
  • the clear complexion of a healthy young woman

(clear is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 40: (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have clear title to this property

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) free of encumbrance

"inherited an unencumbered estate"

Definition 41: affording free passage or view - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clear view
  • a clear path to victory
  • open waters
  • the open countryside

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance

"an unobstructed view"

Definition 42: free of restrictions or qualifications - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean bill of health
  • a clear winner

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) not limited or restricted

"an unqualified denial"

Definition 43: characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clear conscience
  • regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes

(clear is similar to ...) not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress

"seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind" "untroubled sleep" "a kind untroubled face"

Definition 44: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for clear in the sense of this definition

(clear is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 45: free from contact or proximity or connection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where clear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we were clear of the danger
  • the ship was clear of the reef

(clear is similar to ...) not limited or 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"

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