Synonyms for clearing


1. clearing, glade, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
usage: a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
2. clearing, liberation, release, freeing
usage: the act of freeing from suspicion
3. clearing, clarification, improvement
usage: the act of removing solid particles from a liquid


1. unclutter, clear, change, alter, modify
usage: rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
2. clear, make, create
usage: make a way or path by removing objects; "Clear a path through the dense forest"
3. clear up, clear, light up, brighten
usage: become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
4. authorize, authorise, pass, clear, permit, allow, let, countenance
usage: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
5. clear, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
6. pass, clear, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
usage: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
7. clear
usage: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; "The check will clear within 2 business days"
8. clear, vanish, disappear, go away
usage: go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
9. clear, top, pass, overtake, overhaul
usage: pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
10. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate, clarify, clear up, elucidate
usage: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
11. clear, free, discharge
usage: free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
12. clear, rid, free, disembarrass
usage: clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
13. net, clear, yield, pay, bear
usage: yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
14. net, sack, sack up, clear, profit, gain, benefit
usage: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
15. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, get, acquire
usage: 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"
16. clear, sell
usage: sell; "We cleared a lot of the old model cars"
17. clear, pass, clear
usage: pass an inspection or receive authorization; "clear customs"
18. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate, pronounce, label, judge
usage: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
19. clear, solve, settle, square off, square up, determine
usage: settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
20. clear, change, alter, modify
usage: make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
21. clear, empty
usage: rid of instructions or data; "clear a memory buffer"
22. clear, take out, move out, remove
usage: remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
23. clear, empty
usage: remove the occupants of; "Clear the building"
24. clear, clear up, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
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