clear [adj1] cloudless, bright clarion, crystal, fair, fine, halcyon, light, luminous, pleasant, rainless, shining, shiny, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded, undarkened, undimmed; concepts 525,617,627 —Ant. cloudy, dark, dim, dull, fuzzy, gloomy, shadowy, unclear clear [adj2] understandable, apparent apprehensible, audible, clear-cut, coherent, comprehensible, conspicuous, crystal, definite, distinct, evident, explicit, express, graspable, incontrovertible, intelligible, knowable, legible, loud enough, lucent, lucid, manifest, obvious, open and shut*, palpable, patent, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, precise, pronounced, readable, recognizable, sharp, simple, spelled out*, straightforward, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, unblurred, uncomplicated, unequivocal, unmistakable, unquestionable; concepts 402,562 —Ant. ambiguous, indistinct, mysterious, obscure, unintelligible, vague clear [adj3] open, unhindered bare, empty, free, smooth, stark, unhampered, unimpeded, unlimited, unobstructed, vacant, vacuous, void; concept 490 —Ant. blocked, clogged, closed, congested, hindered clear [adj4] transparent apparent, cloudless, crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, glassy, limpid, pellucid, pure, see-through, thin, tralucent, translucent, translucid; concept 618 —Ant. clouded, cloudy, foggy, obscured, smudged clear [adj5] not guilty absolved, blameless, clean, cleared, discharged, dismissed, exculpated, exonerated, guiltless, immaculate, innocent, pure, sinless, stainless, unblemished, uncensurable, undefiled, untarnished, untroubled; concepts 319,404 —Ant. culpable, guilty, responsible clear [adj6] certain in one’s mind absolute, confirmed, convinced, decided, definite, positive, resolved, satisfied, sure; concept 403 —Ant. uncertain, unclear, unintelligible clear [v1] clean, clear away ameliorate, break up, brighten, burn off, clarify, cleanse, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, eliminate, empty, erase, extricate, free, lighten, loosen, lose, meliorate, open, purify, refine, rid, rule out, shake off, sweep, throw off, tidy, unblock, unburden, unclog, unload, unloose, unpack, untie, vacate, void, wipe; concepts 165,211 —Ant. clutter, pile up clear [v2] liberate; free from uncertainty absolve, acquit, clarify, defog*, discharge, disculpate, emancipate, exculpate, exonerate, explain, find innocent, let go, let off, let off the hook*, release, relieve, set free, vindicate; concepts 7,22,127 —Ant. condemn, find guilty, sentence clear [v3] pass over, often by jumping hurdle, leap, miss, negotiate, overleap, surmount, vault; concept 194 —Ant. hit, run into clear [v4] profit accumulate, acquire, clean up*, earn, gain, gather, get, glean, make, net, obtain, pick up, realize, reap, receive, secure, win; concepts 129,342

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