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Synonyms for root
rut, rʊtroot

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rootnoun

    (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, sourcenoun

    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, radicalnoun

    (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. rootnoun

    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, rootnoun

    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, rootnoun

    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, rootnoun

    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 rootverb

    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. rootverb

    take root and begin to grow

    "this plant roots quickly"

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

  10. rootverb

    come into existence, originate

    "The problem roots in her depression"

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

  11. rootverb

    plant by the roots

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

  12. rout, root, rootleverb

    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 downverb

    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. rootverb

    cause to take roots

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rootnoun

    Synonyms:
    bottom, base, foundation, lower part

  2. rootnoun

    Synonyms:
    cause, origin, source, occasion

  3. rootnoun

    Synonyms:
    radical, radix, etymon, primitive word

  4. rootverb

    Synonyms:
    take root

  5. rootverb

    Synonyms:
    implant, set, fix, establish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rootnoun

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

  2. rootnoun

    Synonyms:
    etymon, stem, radix, radical

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How to use root in a sentence?

  1. Maria de Jesus:

    A child is the root of the heart.

  2. A. W. Tozer:

    Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. -- The Root Of The Righteous

  3. Carl Sandburg:

    Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of al evil, the sum of all blessings.

  4. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.


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