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1. clear

adjective. ['ˈklɪr'] readily apparent to the mind.

Synonyms

  • understandable
  • comprehendible
  • transparent
  • lucid
  • unambiguous
  • clear-cut
  • distinct
  • comprehensible
  • prima facie
  • perspicuous
  • clearness
  • unmistakable
  • lucidness
  • definite
  • clarity
  • broad
  • vivid
  • unsubtle
  • crystal clear

Antonyms

  • unclearness
  • unclear
  • ambiguous
  • obscurity
  • incomprehensible
  • indefinite

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word clear


1. Adjective
Rinse the dyed rug in cold water until the water is clear.

2. Verb, base form
Apply a bacteria to the pond to clear the muck at the bottom.

Quotes containing the word clear


1. Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

2. I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that's what I do.
- Kyle Chandler

3. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.
- Norman Maclean

2. clear

verb. ['ˈklɪr'] rid of obstructions.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • unclutter
  • change

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • level
  • break

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

3. clear

adjective. ['ˈklɪr'] free from confusion or doubt.

Synonyms

  • clear-thinking

Antonyms

  • overpay
  • take

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

4. clear

adjective. ['ˈklɪr'] affording free passage or view.

Synonyms

  • open

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • lack

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

5. clear

verb. ['ˈklɪr'] make a way or path by removing objects.

Synonyms

  • create

Antonyms

  • wane
  • decrease

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

6. clear

adjective. ['ˈklɪr'] allowing light to pass through.

Synonyms

  • transparent
  • translucent
  • lucid
  • clearness
  • semitransparent
  • unfrosted
  • crystal clear
  • crystalline
  • hyaloid
  • liquid
  • unclouded
  • uncloudedness
  • limpid
  • pellucid
  • hyaline

Antonyms

  • opaque
  • pay cash
  • charge
  • underpay

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

7. clear

adverb. ['ˈklɪr'] completely.

Antonyms

  • be born

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

8. clear

adjective. ['ˈklɪr'] free from contact or proximity or connection.

Antonyms

  • emit

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

9. clear

verb. ['ˈklɪr'] remove.

Synonyms

  • disforest
  • strip
  • disafforest
  • remove
  • bare
  • denudate
  • stump
  • denude
  • unclutter
  • withdraw
  • clear-cut
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • unmake
  • fall back
  • reduce
  • loss

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)

10. clear

verb. ['ˈklɪr'] grant authorization or clearance for.

Synonyms

  • approve
  • approbate
  • commission
  • sanction
  • pass
  • permit
  • authorise
  • O.K.
  • authorize
  • certify
  • validate
  • okay
  • countenance
  • licence
  • let
  • license
  • certificate
  • allow
  • declare
  • formalize

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • clere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cler (Anglo-Norman)
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