Definition of Root out

1. Verb. Pull up by or as if by the roots. "Uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

Exact synonyms: Deracinate, Extirpate, Uproot
Specialized synonyms: Stub
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Deracination, Deracination, Extirpation



2. Verb. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots. "Root out corruption"
Exact synonyms: Eradicate, Exterminate, Extirpate, Uproot
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Eradication, Eradicator, Extirpation, Uprooter

Definition of Root out

1. Verb. To remove or abolish completely. ¹

2. Verb. To search for and discover. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Root Out

root hair cell
root kit
root mean square
root mean square velocity
root nodule
root noun
root of facial nerve
root of foot
root of lung
root of mesentry
root of nail
root of nose
root of tongue
root of tooth
root out (current term)
root planing
root position
root positions
root pressure
root resorption
root rot
root rots
root sheath
root sprout
root system
root up
root vegetable

Literary usage of Root out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"... No purpose on William's part to root out the English tongue. ... Conqueror set to work with a fixed purpose to root out the use of the English tongue. ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"Conqueror set to work with a fixed purpose to root out the use of the English tongue. He is not the latest conqueror, or would-be conqueror, ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1894)
"He evidently considered the matter to be most important, and expressed to the Ambassadors his determination to root out this " heresy," and his regret that ..."

4. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"He evidently considered the matter to be most important, and expressed to the Ambassadors his determination to root out this " heresy," and his regret that ..."

5. The Rise of the Mediaeval Church and Its Influence on the Civilisation of by Alexander Clarence Flick (1909)
"'s efforts to root out heresy and reform the Church. VII.—Innocent III.'s character and the general results of his pontificate. VIII.—Sources. ..."

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