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Synonyms for uproot
ʌpˈrut, -ˈrʊtup·root

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uproot

    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, root out, wipe out

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uproot

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extirpate, weed, deracinate, exterminate, destroy

    Antonyms:
    implant, sow, foster, nurture, cultivate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uproot, deracinateverb

    move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

    "The war uprooted many people"

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, root out, deracinate, 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, decimate, exterminate, root out, wipe out, extinguish, eradicate, carry off

  3. 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, root out, deracinate, extirpate, exterminate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uprootverb

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extirpate, pull up by the roots, tear up by the roots

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uprootverb

    Synonyms:
    eradicate, extirpate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "uproot":

    eradicate

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How to use uproot in a sentence?

  1. Thein Nyint:

    We can be sure they will uproot him by hook or by crook, so my best advice for him is 'resign from the speaker's position if you want to prevent further perils for you and your family'.

  2. The Talmud:

    He who has more learning than goodness is like a tree with many branches and few roots, which the first wind throws down; whilst he whose works are greater than his knowledge is like a tree with many roots and fewer branches, which all the winds of heaven cannot uproot.

  3. Fawzi Barhoum:

    We hold President Abbas personally responsible for the aggressive campaign against Hamas in the West Bank, it is part of a dual campaign by the Zionist enemy (Israel) and the Palestinian Authority to uproot Hamas and the resistance.

  4. The Rev. Jarred Mercer:

    They’re getting more and more entrenched in town, especially the children, and it would just be more trauma to uproot them and start the whole process over again.

  5. Barham Salih:

    Top Iraqi government officials will not be calm unless Top Iraqi government officials uproot the hateful and cowardly terrorism, and it is certain that the will of the Iraqis is beyond their criminality and villainy.


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