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  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

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  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 Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  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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#1651remove
#5808eliminate
#6266destroy
#27471overthrow
#28847eradicate
#41031expel
#45925extinguish
#50455banish
#66079annihilate
#68362exterminate
#91610uproot
#107435decimate
#228927extirpate

How to use root out in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Geoffrey Pyatt:

    Rather than supporting Ukraine's reforms and working to root out corruption, corrupt actors within the prosecutor general's office are making things worse by openly and aggressively undermining reform.

  3. Steve Warren:

    In Baiji (town), the progress is more notable, friendly forces have begun moving into the town ... and are methodically beginning to root out the enemy.

  4. Ashton Carter:

    This is a crime, and its prevalence suggests we're not doing everything that we can, that we need to do, to root out that crime.

  5. Tyson CEO Dean Banks:

    If these claims are confirmed, we'll take all measures necessary to root out and remove this disturbing behavior from our company.


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