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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outverb

    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, exterminateverb

    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

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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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#6266destroy
#27471overthrow
#28847eradicate
#41031expel
#45925extinguish
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#68362exterminate
#91610uproot
#107435decimate
#228927extirpate

How to use root out in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    In seeking to enforce its labor laws, Saudi Arabia needs to be aware that these same laws sometimes encourage abuses that lead workers to become undocumented, saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    Because traffickers prey on those who are vulnerable, those who are less likely to have access to good jobs or educational opportunities, who are less likely to be treated as equal by place in the justice system and who are less likely to be believed when they report that they are being targeted or abused, if we're serious about ending trafficking of persons, we must also work to root out systemic racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination and to build more equitable society in every dimension.

  3. Anthony Albanese:

    Issuing the first BitLicense is an important milestone in the long-term development of the virtual currency industry, putting in place rules of the road that help protect consumers from loss or theft and root out illicit activity is vital to building trust in this new financial technology.

  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. Free Press Co-CEO Jessica Gonzalez:

    Instead of committing to a timeline to root out hate and disinformation on Facebook, the company's leaders delivered the same old talking points to try to placate us without meeting our demands, facebook approached our meeting today like it was nothing more than a PR exercise.


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