Synonyms of clear in English:



  • 4 a clear blue sky
    bright, cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky
    a clear blue sky
    [Antonyms] cloudy
  • 5 her clear complexion
    unblemished, spot-free
    her clear complexion
    [Antonyms] spotty pimply
  • 6 Rosa's clear voice
    distinct, bell-like, as clear as a bell
    Rosa's clear voice
    [Antonyms] muffled


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  • 1 stand clear of the doors
    away from, apart from, at a (safe) distance from, out of contact with


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  • 1 the sky cleared briefly
    brighten (up), lighten, clear up, become bright/brighter, become light/lighter, become sunny
  • 2 the drizzle had cleared
    disappear, go away, end; peter out, fade, wear off, decrease, lessen, diminish
  • 3 together they cleared the table
    empty, unload, unburden, strip
  • 4 clearing drains
    unblock, unstop
  • 5 staff cleared the building
    evacuate, empty; leave
  • 6 Karen cleared the dirty dishes
    remove, take away, carry away, tidy up
  • 7 I cleared the bar on my first attempt
    go over, pass over, sail over; jump (over), vault (over), leap (over), hurdle
  • 9 I was cleared to work on the atomic project
    authorize, give permission, permit, allow, pass, accept, endorse, license, sanction, give approval, give consent
    informal OK, give the OK, give the thumbs up, give the green light, give the go-ahead
  • 10 I cleared $50,000 profit
    net, make/realize a profit of, take home, pocket; gain, earn, make, get, bring in, pull in


clear out

  • 2.1 we cleared out the junk room
    empty (out); tidy (up), declutter, clean up, clear up

clear up

  • 2.1 we've cleared up the problem
    solve, resolve, straighten out, find an/the answer to; get to the bottom of, explain
    informal crack, figure out

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