easy to understand and not causing any confusion
She gave me clear and precise directions.
Are these instructions clear enough?
You'll do as you're told, is that clear?
This behaviour must stop─do I make myself clear (= express myself clearly so there is no doubt about what I mean) ?
I hope I made it clear to him that he was no longer welcome here.
obvious and leaving no doubt at all
This is a clear case of fraud.
She won the election by a clear majority.
His height gives him a clear advantage.
It was quite clear to me that she was lying.
It is not clear what they want us to do.
having or feeling no doubt or confusion
Are you clear about the arrangements for tomorrow?
My memory is not clear on that point.
I'm still not clear what the job involves.
We need a clear understanding of the problems involved.
thinking in a sensible and logical way, especially in a difficult situation
a clear thinker
You'll need to keep a clear head for your interview.
容易看见 / 听到
easy to see/hear
easy to see or hear
The photo wasn't very clear.
The voice on the phone was clear and strong.
She was in Australia but I could hear her voice as clear as a bell .
that you can see through
The water was so clear we could see the bottom of the lake.
a clear colourless liquid
without cloud or mist
a clear blue sky
On a clear day you can see France.
without spots or marks
a clear complexion
bright and lively
free from things that are blocking the way or covering the surface of sth
The road was clear and I ran over.
All exits must be kept clear of baggage.
You won't get a clear view of the stage from here.
I always leave a clear desk at the end of the day.
if you have a clear conscience or your conscience is clear , you do not feel guilty
free from sth bad
free from sth that is unpleasant
They were still not clear of all suspicion.
We are finally clear of debt.
not touching sth; a distance away from sth
The plane climbed until it was clear of the clouds.
Make sure you park your car clear of the entrance.
period of time
whole or complete
Allow three clear days for the letter to arrive.
sum of money
remaining when taxes, costs, etc. have been taken away
They had made a clear profit of lb2 000.
of a speech sound
produced with the central part of the tongue close to the top of the mouth. In many accents of English, clear /l/ is used before a vowel, as in leave .
easy to see or understand
not clear at all; not easy to understand
Oh well, that's all as clear as mud, then.
no longer in danger or thought to be guilty of sth
It seems that the original suspect is in the clear.
to remain calm in a difficult situation
in a way that is very easy to understand
The message is coming through loud and clear.
to remove sth that is not wanted or needed from a place
I cleared my desk of papers.
Clear all those papers off the desk.
I had cleared my desk before I left.
It's your turn to clear the table (= to take away the dirty plates, etc. after a meal) .
She cleared a space on the sofa for him to sit down.
The streets had been cleared of snow.
The remains of the snow had been cleared from the streets.
It was several hours before the road was cleared after the accident.
to make people leave a place
After the bomb warning, police cleared the streets.
not be blocked
to move freely again; to no longer be blocked
The traffic took a long time to clear after the accident.
The boy's lungs cleared and he began to breathe more easily.
when the sky or the weather clears , it becomes brighter and free of cloud or rain
The sky cleared after the storm.
The rain is clearing slowly.
when a liquid clears , it becomes transparent and you can see through it
The muddy water slowly cleared.
of smoke, etc.
when smoke, fog , etc. clears , it disappears so that it is easier to see things
The mist will clear by mid-morning.
if your head or mind clears , or you clear it, you become free of thoughts that worry or confuse you or the effects of alcohol, a blow, etc. and you are able to think clearly
As her mind cleared, she remembered what had happened.
I went for a walk to clear my head.
if your face or expression clears , you stop looking angry or worried
prove sb innocent
to prove that sb is innocent
She was cleared of all charges against her.
Throughout his years in prison, he fought to clear his name .
give official permission
to give or get official approval for sth to be done
His appointment had been cleared by the board.
I'll have to clear it with the manager.
to give official permission for a person, a ship, a plane or goods to leave or enter a place
The plane had been cleared for take-off.
to clear goods through customs
to decide officially, after finding out information about sb, that they can be given special work or allowed to see secret papers
She hasn't been cleared by security.
if a cheque that you pay into your bank account clears , or a bank clears it, the money is available for you to use
Cheques usually take three working days to clear.
to gain or earn a sum of money as profit
She cleared lb1 000 on the deal.
if you clear a debt or a loan, you pay all the money back
to jump over or get past sth without touching it
The horse cleared the fence easily.
The car only just cleared (= avoided hitting) the gatepost.
in football ( soccer ) and some other sports
if you clear a ball, or a ball clears , it is kicked or hit away from the area near your own goal
to improve a difficult or tense situation by talking about worries, doubts, etc.
to prepare for an activity, event, etc. by removing anything that is not essential to it
to cough so that you can speak clearly
to remove things that are stopping the progress or movement of sth
The ruling could clear the way for extradition proceedings.
to help sb start sth in a fresh, lively state of mind
A brisk walk should blow the cobwebs away.
to remove sth because it is not wanted or needed, or in order to leave a clear space
He cleared away and made coffee.
It's time your toys were cleared away.
to go or run away
He cleared off when he heard the police siren.
You've no right to be here. Clear off!
to leave a place quickly
He cleared out with all the money and left her with the kids.
to make sth empty and clean by removing things or throwing things away
把抽屉 / 房间腾空
to clear out a drawer/room
We cleared out all our old clothes.
I found the letters when I was clearing out after my father died.
of the weather
to become fine or bright
I hope it clears up this afternoon.
of an illness, infection, etc.
Has your rash cleared up yet?
to make sth clean and neat
It's time to clear up.
I'm fed up with clearing up after you !
Clear up your own mess!
to solve or explain sth
to clear up a mystery/difficulty/misunderstanding
away from sth; not near or touching sth
Stand clear of the train doors.
He injured his arm as he jumped clear of the car.
By lap two Walker was two metres clear of the rest of the runners.
all the way
all the way to sth that is far away
She could see clear down the highway into the town.
to avoid a person or thing because it may cause problems
to find that it is possible or convenient to do sth
Small builders cannot see their way clear to take on many trainees.
These words all describe sth that is easy to see or understand and leaves no doubts or confusion.
easy to see or understand and leaving no doubts
It was quite clear to me that she was lying.
easy to see or understand
It's obvious from what he said that something is wrong.
[not usually before noun] ( rather formal ) easy to see or understand
It was apparent from her face that she was really upset.
( rather formal ) easy to see or understand
The orchestra played with evident enjoyment.
easy to see or understand
He made it very plain that he wanted us to leave.
以上各词意思几乎相同，只是在语体风格和句型使用上稍有区别。make sth clear/plain表示刻意为使别人明白；make sth obvious通常并非刻意：
These words all have almost exactly the same meaning. There are slight differences in register and patterns of use. If you make sth clear/plain , you do so deliberately because you want people to understand sth; if you make sth obvious , you usually do it without meaning to.
在clear majority（明显多数）、for obvious reasons（因为显而易见的原因）、for no apparent reason（没有明显的原因）和plain to see（显而易见）中，表示“明显”的词不能替换。可以用clear/obvious/plain case of sth（某事的明显例子），但不能用
In the expressions clear majority , for obvious reasons , for no apparent reason and plain to see , none of the other words can be used instead. You can have a(n) clear/obvious/plain case of sth but not an
Apparent and evident are both rather formal. They can always be replaced by obvious . Obvious and evident can both be used before a noun for an emotion, meaning that the emotion is easy to see with your eyes.
She read the letter out with obvious/evident reluctance.
very easy to see or understand, leaving no doubt or confusion at all
I want to make my meaning crystal clear.
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
- finally broke out of the forest into the open
the state of being free of suspicion
- investigation showed that he was in the clear
free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
- Clear the throat
近义词: clear up
rid of obstructions
- Clear your desk
- clear the leaves from the lawn
- Clear snow from the road
make a way or path by removing objects
- Clear a path through the dense forest
remove the occupants of
- Clear the building
remove (people) from a building
- clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat
rid of instructions or data
- clear a memory buffer
make clear, bright, light, or translucent
- The water had to be cleared through filtering
make free from confusion or ambiguity;make clear
- Could you clarify these remarks?
- Clear up the question of who is at fault
近义词: clear up,shed light on,crystallize,crystallise,crystalize,crystalise,straighten out,sort out,enlighten,illuminate,elucidate
settle, as of a debt
- clear a debt
- solve an old debt
grant authorization or clearance for
- Clear the manuscript for publication
- The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
- The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
pass an inspection or receive authorization
- clear customs
pass by, over, or under without making contact
- the balloon cleared the tree tops
go away or disappear
- The fog cleared in the afternoon
- We cleared a lot of the old model cars
be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
- The check will clear within 2 business days
earn on some commercial or business transaction;earn as salary or wages
- How much do you make a month in your new job?
- She earns a lot in her new job
- this merger brought in lots of money
- He clears $5,000 each month
近义词: gain,take in,make,earn,realize,realise,pull in,bring in
make as a net profit
- The company cleared $1 million
近义词: net,sack,sack up
yield as a net profit
- This sale netted me $1 million
clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
- clear the water before it can be drunk
free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
- Clear the ship and let it dock
go unchallenged;be approved
- The bill cleared the House
- The sky cleared after the storm
近义词: clear up,light up,brighten
readily apparent to the mind
- a clear and present danger
- a clear explanation
- a clear case of murder
- a clear indication that she was angry
- gave us a clear idea of human nature
allowing light to pass through
- clear water
- clear plastic bags
- clear glass
- the air is clear and clean
free from confusion or doubt
- a complex problem requiring a clear head
- not clear about what is expected of us
free from clouds or mist or haze
- on a clear day
accurately stated or described
- a set of well-defined values
characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
- clear mind
- a percipient author
clear and distinct to the senses;easily perceptible
- as clear as a whistle
- clear footprints in the snow
- the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
- a spire clean-cut against the sky
- a clear-cut pattern
(especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
- I have clear title to this property
freed from any question of guilt
- is absolved from all blame
- was now clear of the charge of cowardice
- his official honor is vindicated
clear of charges or deductions
- a clear profit
affording free passage or view
- a clear view
- a clear path to victory
- open waters
- the open countryside
free from flaw or blemish or impurity
- a clear perfect diamond
- the clear complexion of a healthy young woman
(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
- efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings
- clear laughter like a waterfall
- clear reds and blues
- a light lilting voice like a silver bell
free of restrictions or qualifications
- a clean bill of health
- a clear winner
characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)
- a clear conscience
- regarded her questioner with clear untroubled eyes
in an easily perceptible manner
- could be seen clearly under the microscope
- She cried loud and clear
- read the book clear to the end
- slept clear through the night
- there were open fields clear to the horizon
近义词: all the way