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clear up

verb

1 clear up

Make clear and (more) comprehensible.

synonyms: clarify, elucidate.

Roget 522: interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.    find out etc. 480.1 the meaning of, etc. ... show more

Roget 518: be intelligible etc. adj.; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.    render intelligible etc. adj.; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate ... show more

Dutch: duiden, verklaren



2 clear up

Finish a task completely.

synonyms: finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, polish off, wrap up.

3 clear up

Free (the throat) by making a rasping sound.

synonym: clear.

4 clear up

Become clear.

synonyms: brighten, clear, light up.

Dutch: opklaren

5 clear up

Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear:
— Clear up the question of who is at fault.

synonyms: clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out ... show more.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

Dutch: verstaanbaar, begrijpelijk, helder, duidelijk, verklaren, verduidelijken, onderrichten


Moby thesaurus: account for, allegorize, answer, ascertain, assure, bottom, certify, cinch, cipher, clarify, clean up, clear, clear the decks, clinch, crack, debug, decide, decipher, decode, demonstrate ... show more.

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