Synonyms of root in English:

root


See definition of root

noun

1‘the fungus attacks a plant's roots’

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radicle, rhizome, rootstock, tuber, tap root, rootlet
rare radicel

2‘the root of the problem’

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source, origin, starting point, seed, germ, beginnings, genesis
cause, reason
base, basis, foundation, bottom, seat, fundamental
core, nucleus, heart, kernel, nub, essence
fons et origo
literary fountainhead, wellspring, fount
rare radix

3roots‘he has rejected his roots’

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origins, beginnings, family, ancestors, predecessors
heritage
birthplace, native land, motherland, fatherland, homeland, native country, native soil

verb

1‘give the shoot a gentle tug to see if it has rooted’

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take root, grow roots, become established, establish, strike, take

2‘June is a good month to begin rooting cuttings’

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plant, bed out, sow

3‘he rooted around in the cupboard and brought out a packet of biscuits’

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rummage, hunt, search, rifle, delve, forage, dig, nose, poke
British informal rootle

Phrases

    root and branch

    1‘the whole ghastly superstructure should be brought down and got rid of, root and branch’


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    2‘the party wanted a root-and-branch reform of the electoral system’


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    put down roots

    ‘they married and put down roots in Britain’


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    take root

    1‘leave the plants to take root over the next couple of weeks’


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    2‘environmentalism had taken root as a political movement in Europe’


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    root for

    ‘the clamour of baseball fans rooting for their team’


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    root something out

    1‘the hedge was rooted out’


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    rare


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    plant

    2‘his main purpose was to root out corruption in the judiciary’


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    establish

    3‘are you hoping to root out some dark secret from Joseph's past?’


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