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root out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of root out

  1. 1 to destroy all traces of a concerted effort to root out prejudice of any kind in the armed services Synonyms abolish, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, annihilate (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe outRelated Words decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage; dismantle, flatten, mow (down), raze, tear down; ruin, total, waste, wreck; blast, blow up, dash, dynamite, smash; atomize, consume, devour, dissolve, fragment, powder, pulverize, shatter, splinter; doom, finish, kill, kill off, terminate, zap; cancel, cut, discard, ditch, eject, excise, expel, jettison, oust, throw outNear Antonyms conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape; fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp

  2. 2 to draw out by force or with effort a dog rooting out a buried toy Synonyms corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, extract (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankRelated Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  3. 3 to come upon after searching, study, or effort a journalist seeking to root out and expose corruption in the gaming industry Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, find (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn upRelated Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms miss, overlook, pass over


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