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Clear

Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

The term is used to mean unambiguous or definitive and has various applications. For example, a clear intent to make a gift means that there is no doubt that the donor had the intent to relinquish all dominion and control over the property.

Clear and convincing proof is evidence that establishes a firm belief in a person's mind that a fact much more likely than not exists.

clear

(Apparent), adjective blunt, clarified, clear-cut, demonstrative, direct, distinct, downright, emphatic, évident, evident, exact, explicit, express, expressive, frank, glaring, graphic, identifiable, in bold relief, in evidence, in strong reeief, intelligible, limpid, manifest, observable, outspoken, overt, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, prominent, pronounced, pure, salient, self-evident, showing, shown, straightforward, striking, transparent, unambiguous, unblurred, unclouded, uncovered, understood, undisguised, unequivocal, unevasive, visible, vivid, well-defined, well-marked, well-seen
Associated concepts: clear and convincing danger, clear and present danger, clear-cut question of law, clear meaning, clear preponderance, clear proof, clearly ascertainable, last clear chance

clear

(Certain), adjective absolute, actual, ascertained, authoritative, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond all dispute, categorical, cogent, conclusive, definite, definitive, doubtless, free from doubt, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, irrefutable, positive, questionless, settled without appeal, sure, unassailable, unconfutable, uncontested, uncontroversial, undeniable, undisputed, undoubted, unequivocal, unerring, unhesitating, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unqualified, unquestioned, unrefutable
Associated concepts: clear legal right, clear right, clearly erroneous

clear

(Free from criminal charges), adjective acquitted, at liberty, cleared, condoned, delivered, disburdened, discharged, disculpated, dismissed, excused, exempted, exonerated, forgiven, freed, guiltless, immune, justified, manumitted, nonliable, not guilty, pardoned, purged, released, remitted, reprieved, spared, unburdened, uncensurable, unchastised, unpunished, vindicated

clear

(Unencumbered), adjective disburdened, exempt, free, free from burden, free from ennumbrance, free from hindrance, free from impediment, free from limitation, free from obstruction, not answerable, not responsible, unaccountable, unbound, unbridled, unconstrained, uncurbed, unfettered, unhampered, unhindered, unobstructed, unrestrained, untrammeled
Associated concepts: clear title

clear

verb absolve, acquit, amnesty, deliver, disburden, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disentangle, dismiss, excuse, exempt, exonerate, explicare, extricate, find not guilty, forgive, free, give a reprieve, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, grant remission, let go, let off, pardon, pronounce not guilty, prove innocent, purge, quash the conviction, release, render free, reprieve, rescue, set at large, set at liberty, set free, shrive, vindicate
Associated concepts: clear and convincing evidence, clear and convincing standard of proof, clear and present danger, clear title, last clear chance doctrine
See also: absolute, absolve, acquit, apparent, arrant, blameless, blatant, certain, clean, cognizable, comment, comprehensible, conclusive, condone, conspicuous, decisive, definite, demonstrable, descriptive, direct, discharge, disencumber, disentangle, displace, earn, eliminate, evident, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, explicit, express, extenuate, extricate, facilitate, flagrant, forgive, forthright, free, gain, immune, inappealable, incontestable, liberate, lucid, manifest, naked, net, obvious, open, orotund, ostensible, overt, palliate, palpable, passable, patent, pay, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, positive, profit, propitious, pure, purge, quit, realize, reap, release, remit, remove, resounding, salient, satisfy, simple, strong, surmount, unambiguous, unblemished, undeniable, unequivocal, unmistakable, vacant, vindicate, visible
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Though the poems of the Boeotian school (2) were unanimously assigned to Hesiod down to the age of Alexandrian criticism, they were clearly neither the work of one man nor even of one period: some, doubtless, were fraudulently fathered on him in order to gain currency; but it is probable that most came to be regarded as his partly because of their general character, and partly because the names of their real authors were lost.
SOCRATES: But if neither the Sophists nor the gentlemen are teachers, clearly there can be no other teachers?
This is clearly shown by hybrids never having been raised between species ranked by systematists in distinct families; and on the other hand, by very closely allied species generally uniting with facility.
On the other hand, these cases clearly show that the capacity for crossing is connected with constitutional differences imperceptible by us, and confined to the reproductive system.
It should be clearly recognized, however, that this achievement, supreme as it is in its own way, does not suffice to place Burns among the greatest poets.
The spiritual vulgarity of the doctrine, so far as material things are concerned, is clearly illustrated in the mechanically virtuous Pamela, who, even in the midst of the most outrageous besetments of Squire B , is hoping with all her soul for the triumph which is actually destined for her, of becoming his wife and so rising high above her original humble station.
Anyway I saw clearly enough that I had nothing to thank myself for.
Jones now clearly saw the error he had committed, and exerted his utmost power to rectify it; but he only faultered and stuttered into nonsense and contradiction.
A date, a place, a few details, which she could imagine all too clearly.
When his experience fails, he will retire from the position of narrator; and his task will be continued, from the point at which he has left it off, by other persons who can speak to the circumstances under notice from their own knowledge, just as clearly and positively as he has spoken before them.
Clearly they reflected the thoughts which possessed him, but whether the music aided those thoughts, or whether the playing was simply the result of a whim or fancy was more than I could determine.
It is clearly a reference to the words in a page of some book.