What are some opposite words for root for?

Antonyms for root forroot for

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  1. root forverb

    barrack for, support

  2. root forverb

    To encourage a favored person, team, or result.

    barrack for, support

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  1. pull, root forverb

    take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for

    "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"

How to use root for in a sentence?

  1. Lily James as Cinderella:

    It's the story of the underdog, that you root for the girl who has nothing but deserves so much more because she's so good and kind.

  2. Steve Asmussen:

    We are eagerly anticipating Tenfold’s running at the 2018 Belmont Stakes, a significant race in the circuit and one where we’re confident his skills will be showcased, we thank Sentient Jet and Homes For Our Troops for choosing us to be a part of this important movement and look forward to giving them and their guests a solid contender to root for come race day.

  3. Shawn Levy:

    If you didn't root for these kids the way all of us do, we wouldn't be where we're at -- either commercially or critically.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We may be given a gift from the Lord in the presidential race here, i don't know who to root for more -- (Sen. Ted) Cruz or...what's that guy's name? He's having a fundraiser for veterans tonight, I'm told.

  5. John Biever:

    This is what fans do in March Madness. We root for the underdog. We root for the improbable. That’s why we love this tournament so much, this is the ultimate storyline. The tough kid from Queens who got hurt in the NCAA tournament and couldn't play — couldn't finish out his career — now gets the chance to coach a tough, gritty team that’s become the darling of the country, and so we literally have – I wouldn’t say David vs. Goliath — but Shaheen vs. Goliath this weekend.

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