Translation of clear in French:


Pronunciation: /klɪə(r)/


  • 3 (comprehensible) [description, instruction] clair/-e to make sth clear to sb faire comprendre qch à qn is that clear? est-ce que c'est clair?
  • 5 (not confused) [idea, memory] clair/-e; [plan] précis/-e to keep a clear head garder les idées claires
  • 8 [skin] net/nette; [sky] sans nuage; [day, night] clair/-e on a clear day par temps clair/-e


  • to jump clear of sth éviter qch en sautant sur le côté to pull sb clear of extraire qn de [wreckage] to stay or steer clear of éviter [town centre, troublemakers]


  • 4 s'acquitter de [debt]
  • 6 innocenter [accused] (of de) to clear one's name blanchir son nom
  • 7 approuver [request] to clear sth with sb obtenir l'accord de qn pour qch
  • 9to clear customs passer à la douane


  • 1 [liquid, sky] s'éclaircir
  • 2 [smoke, fog, cloud] se dissiper
  • 3 [air] se purifier
  • 5 [cheque] être compensé/-e

Phrasal verbs

clear away

clear away débarrasser
clear [sth] away balayer [leaves]; enlever [rubbish]; ranger [papers, toys]

clear up

clear up (tidy up) faire du rangement 1.1 [weather] s'éclaircir; [infection] disparaître
clear [sth] up ranger [mess, room, toys]; ramasser [litter] 1.1 résoudre [problem]; dissiper [misunderstanding]

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