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English definition of “clear”


adjective (CERTAIN)    /klɪər/ US  /klɪr/
B1 certain, having no doubt, or obvious: He isn't at all clear about what he wants to do with his life. [+ (that)] It is rapidly becoming clear (to me) (that) I'm not suited to being a teacher. [+ question word] It isn't clear how long the strike will go on for. It's a clear case of corruption. You've made your position quite clear (= there is no doubt about what you think).Apparent and obviousVisibleCertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of clear adjective (CERTAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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