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Synonyms for root out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root out(verb)

    pull up by or as if by the roots

    "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, deracinate, uproot, extirpate, exterminate

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"

    Synonyms:
    extirpate, kill off, annihilate, deracinate, eliminate, uproot, decimate, exterminate, wipe out, extinguish, eradicate, carry off

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. root out

    Exterminate (Latin ex, out, and terminus, a boundary) signified primarily to drive beyond the bounds or limits of a country; the word is applied to races of men or animals, and is now almost exclusively used for removal by death; individuals are now said to be banished or expelled. Eradicate (Latin e, out, and radix, root) is primarily applied to numbers or groups of plants which it is desired to remove effectually from the soil; a single tree may be uprooted, but is not said to be eradicated; we labor to eradicate or root out noxious weeds. To extirpate (Latin ex, out, and stirps, stem, stock) is not only to destroy the individuals of any race of plants or animals, but the very stock, so that the race can never be restored; we speak of eradicating a disease, of extirpating a cancer, exterminating wild beasts or hostile tribes; we seek to eradicate or extirpate all vices and evils. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, overthrow, remove, uproot, wipe out

    Antonyms:
    augment, beget, breed, build up, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. root out

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extirpate, extract, exterminate, destroy

  2. root out

    Synonyms:
    discover, unravel, worm out, fish out, ferret out, fish up

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How to use root out in a sentence?

  1. Kate Saunders:

    They want to detect and root out any sentiment that runs counter to the party state.

  2. Anna Harmon:

    The judge, jury and executioner are all in one place, he is intent on using his office to root out thought and speech with which he personally disagrees.

  3. Cori Bush:

    If we fail to remove a White supremacist President who incited a White supremacist insurrection, it's communities like Missouri's first district that suffer the most, the 117th Congress must understand that we have a mandate to legislate in defense of Black lives. The first step in that process is to root out White supremacy starting with impeaching the White supremacist in chief.

  4. Howard Srebnick:

    The only way to root out corruption, the only way to dismiss employees for corruption is an internal investigation, he was on a mission for his client. He was on a mission to achieve the goals of his client, and again he would be paid along the way.

  5. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    Saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.

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