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root out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of root

  1. 1 to destroy all traces of a concerted effort to root out prejudice of any kind in the armed services Synonyms of root out 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 outWords Related to root out 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 of root out 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 of root out corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, extract (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankWords Related to root out mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms of root out 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 of root out 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 upWords Related to root out espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms of root out lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms of root out miss, overlook, pass over


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