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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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#91610uproot
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