Synonyms of clear
1 comprehensibleDictionary • The book is clear, readable and amply illustrated.
comprehensible • He spoke abruptly, in barely comprehensible Arabic.
articulate • She is an articulate young woman.
understandable • He writes in a simple and understandable way.
coherent • He's so calm when he speaks in public. I wish I could be that coherent.
lucid • His prose is always lucid and compelling.
intelligible • She moaned faintly but made no intelligible response.
2 distinctDictionary • He repeated his answer in a clear, firm voice.
distinct • There was a distinct change in her attitude.
audible • There was an audible sigh of relief.
perceptible • There was a perceptible silence, momentary but definite.
3 obviousDictionary • It was a clear case of homicide.
obvious • It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
plain • It was plain to me that he was having a nervous breakdown.
apparent • The presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
bold • It's a big book with bold print.
patent • This was a patent lie.
evident • He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
pronounced • Most of the exhibition has a pronounced Scottish theme.
definite • There has been a definite improvement.
manifest • cases of manifest injustice
blatant • blatant elitism
conspicuous • Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
unmistakable • The unmistakable smell of marijuana drifted down.
express • The ship was sunk on express orders from the Prime Minister.
palpable • The tension between them is palpable.
unequivocal • Richardson's unequivocal commitment to fair play
recognizable • the world's most recognizable athlete
unquestionable • a man of unquestionable integrity
4 certainDictionary • It is important to be clear on what the author is saying here.
certain • She's absolutely certain she's going to make it as a singer.
sure • She was no longer sure how she felt about him.
positive • There was no positive evidence.
satisfied • People must be satisfied that the treatment is safe.
explicit • He left explicit instructions on how to set the video timer.
definite • It's too soon to give a definite answer.
decided • We were at a decided disadvantage.
5 transparentDictionary • The water is clear and plenty of fish are visible.
transparent • a sheet of transparent coloured plastic
see-through • She was wearing a white see-through blouse.
translucent • The building is roofed entirely with translucent plastic.
glassy • glassy green pebbles
limpid • limpid rock-pools
pellucid • her pellucid blue eyes
6 unobstructedDictionary • All exits must be kept clear in case of fire or a bomb scare.
open • The emergency services will do their best to keep the highway open.
free • The government will be free to pursue its economic policies.
empty • The room was bare and empty.
unimpeded • U.N. aid convoys have unimpeded access to the city.
7 brightDictionary • Most places will be dry with clear skies.
bright • the bright winter sky
fine • I'll do the garden if the weather is fine.
fair • Weather conditions were fair.
sunny • The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny.
light • Her house is light and airy, crisp and clean.
8 untroubledDictionary • I can look back on things with a clear conscience.
clean • I want to live a clean life, a life without sin.
pure • a pure and chaste maiden
innocent • that innocent virgin, Clarissa
immaculate • her immaculate reputation
unblemished • his unblemished reputation as a man of honour and principle
untarnished • Her reputation abroad has remained largely untarnished.
guiltless • You are hardly guiltless in this matter yourself, you know.
undefiled • It was a noble soul that had assumed an undefiled body.
1 unblockDictionary • We called in a plumber to clear our blocked sink.
free • It will free us of a whole lot of debt.
extricate • Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.
disengage • He gently disengaged himself from his sister's tearful embrace.
open • Police have opened the road again after the crash.
disentangle • They are looking at ways to disentangle him from this situation.
2 removeDictionary • Firemen were still clearing rubble from the scene of the explosion.
clean • Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin.
wipe • Gleb wiped the sweat from his face.
cleanse • Confession cleanses the soul.
3 brightenDictionary • As the weather cleared, helicopters began to ferry the injured to hospital.
brighten • Her tearful eyes brightened with interest.
lighten • Here's a little something to lighten your spirits.
4 pass overDictionary • The horse cleared the fence by several inches.
jump • He jumped the first fence beautifully.
leap • He leapt over a wall brandishing a weapon.
vault • Ned vaulted over the low wall.
miss • It's the first thing you see. You can't miss it.
5 absolveDictionary • In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
absolve • The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
acquit • He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
vindicate • The director said he had been vindicated by the expert's report.
exonerate • The official report exonerated the school of any blame.
, find guilty
6 gainDictionary • The company cleared over £57 million profit last year.
gain • The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the deal.
make • How much money did we make?
earn • The dancers can earn up to £130 for each session.
secure • His achievements helped him to secure the job.
acquire • The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
reap • We are not in this to reap immense financial rewards.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ clear out
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
absolveIf a report or investigation absolves someone from blame or responsibility, it formally states that he or she is not guilty or is not to blame.
• The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
• The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
come into possession of
come into possession of
acquitIf someone is acquitted of a crime in a court of law, they are formally declared not to have committed the crime.
• He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
Thesaurus for clear from the Collins English Thesaurus
free from darkness or obscurity; bright
Related Terms of 'clear'