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Synonyms for root
rut, rʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. root(noun)

    (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

    Synonyms:
    etymon, origin, theme, beginning, root word, radical, rootage, solution, ascendent, base, tooth root, source, ascendant, antecedent, stem, ancestor

  2. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)

    the place where something begins, where it springs into being

    "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"

    Synonyms:
    extraction, start, get-go, showtime, seed, parentage, ascendent, base, pedigree, offset, tooth root, reference, theme, ascendant, informant, root system, rootage, first, etymon, germ, radical, kickoff, descent, stemma, source, ancestor, inception, antecedent, stock, origination, author, lineage, reservoir, origin, line, outset, line of descent, stem, root word, starting time, bloodline, generator, solution, ancestry, beginning, commencement, blood, blood line

  3. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(noun)

    (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

    Synonyms:
    al-Qaeda, idea, groundwork, al-Qaida, ascendent, base, substructure, composition, paper, fundament, motif, prow, theme, ascendant, basis, group, understructure, shank, stalk, nucleotide, report, foundation, etymon, radical, subject, floor, bow, fore, topic, free radical, melodic theme, source, ancestor, foot, antecedent, musical theme, infrastructure, alkali, cornerstone, origin, pedestal, home, rootage, tooth root, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, stem turn, solution, beginning, chemical group, al-Qa'ida, bag

  4. root(noun)

    a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number

    Synonyms:
    etymon, origin, theme, beginning, root word, radical, rootage, solution, ascendent, base, tooth root, source, ascendant, antecedent, stem, ancestor

  5. solution, root(noun)

    the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

    Synonyms:
    rootage, radical, ancestor, solvent, theme, answer, etymon, base, beginning, result, root word, stem, source, ascendant, origin, tooth root, ascendent, resolution, solution, antecedent

  6. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root(noun)

    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

    Synonyms:
    theme, rootage, ancestor, radical, ascendant, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, source, tooth root, ascendent, forerunner, root word

  7. etymon, root(noun)

    a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes

    Synonyms:
    theme, rootage, radical, ancestor, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, source, ascendant, tooth root, ascendent, root word

  8. root, tooth root(verb)

    the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support

    Synonyms:
    theme, rootage, radical, ancestor, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, source, ascendant, tooth root, ascendent, root word

  9. root(verb)

    take root and begin to grow

    "this plant roots quickly"

    Synonyms:
    steady down, rootle, take root, settle, settle down, rout

  10. root(verb)

    come into existence, originate

    "The problem roots in her depression"

    Synonyms:
    steady down, rootle, take root, settle, settle down, rout

  11. root(verb)

    plant by the roots

    Synonyms:
    steady down, rootle, take root, settle, settle down, rout

  12. rout, root, rootle(verb)

    dig with the snout

    "the pig was rooting for truffles"

    Synonyms:
    spread-eagle, spreadeagle, gouge, settle down, rootle, expel, steady down, rout out, take root, rout, settle

  13. settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down(verb)

    become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

    "He finally settled down"

    Synonyms:
    settle, descend, calm, make up, cool it, patch up, cool off, calm down, nail down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, subside, determine, steady down, go under, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, rout, decide, simmer down, square up, chill out, resolve, locate, finalize, rootle, take root

  14. root(verb)

    cause to take roots

    Synonyms:
    steady down, rootle, take root, settle, settle down, rout

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. root

    Synonyms:
    radix, radicle, stem, origin, source, spring, rise, commencement, parent

    Antonyms:
    branch, ramification, outcome, product, issue, progeny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. root(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bottom, base, foundation, lower part

  2. root(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cause, origin, source, occasion

  3. root(n.)

    Synonyms:
    radical, radix, etymon, primitive word

  4. root(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take root

  5. root(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    implant, set, fix, establish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. root(n)

    Synonyms:
    rootstock, radix, taproot, spur, rootlet, radicel, tuber, bulb

  2. root(n)

    Synonyms:
    etymon, stem, radix, radical

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How to use root in a sentence?

  1. Kaitlyn Weber:

    In terms of fall foliage, drought can cause the leaves to change colors earlier, but they may also die and fall off earlier, prolonged and more extreme drought can cause physical damage to trees such as root loss, slowed growth, and makes it harder for trees to protect themselves against pests and disease.

  2. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Our aim should be eradicating Daesh from both Syria and Iraq, otherwise you cannot bring stability and security ... But eliminating the root causes of the situation (in Syria) is also essential, which is the regime of course.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    Where we obviously totally agree with the President is getting at the root issue here, which is unchecked illegal immigration, we -- House Republicans and this President -- are in total agreement on the need to stop illegal immigration, to secure our border and fix our laws.

  4. Ron Bailey:

    We've actually shut in everything at Kinosis and our priority is not to bring Kinosis back on production, we will be focusing on understanding the root cause of any failure here and the reliability of our systems before we ever start up this system again.

  5. Menander:

    There is no pleasure of life sprouting like a tree from one root but there is some pain joined to it; and again nature brings good out of evil.

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