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synonyms for root

  • essence
  • foundation
  • heart
  • origin
  • seed
  • soul
  • source
  • stem
  • stuff
  • basis
  • bedrock
  • beginnings
  • bottom
  • cause
  • center
  • crux
  • derivation
  • essentiality
  • footing
  • fountain
  • fountainhead
  • fundamental
  • germ
  • ground
  • groundwork
  • inception
  • infrastructure
  • mainspring
  • marrow
  • motive
  • nub
  • nucleus
  • occasion
  • pith
  • provenance
  • provenience
  • quick
  • quintessence
  • radicle
  • radix
  • reason
  • rhizome
  • seat
  • substance
  • substratum
  • tuber
  • underpinning
  • well
  • rock bottom
  • starting point
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antonyms for root

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  • effect
  • end
  • result
  • conclusion
  • consequence
  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • extra
  • outgrowth
  • outside
  • trivia
  • derivative
  • sprout
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How to use root in a sentence

The Public Advocate Office argued that might allow for grasses and non-native species, which are much more fire-prone, to take root.
MORNING REPORT: POWER COMPANY CHALLENGED ON FIRE PREVENTION PLANSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Finally, Dame Judi Dench was nominated for a 2013 Oscar for “Philomena,” a moving fact-based dramedy rooted in the horrific scandal of the Magdalen Sisters in Ireland.
FROM THE VAULTS: BEST ACTRESS EDITIONBRIAN T. CARNEYAUGUST 20, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Their sense of powerlessness, whether real or imagined, is at the root of their despair.
GENERATION Z IS ‘TRAUMATIZED’ BY CLIMATE CHANGE—AND THEY’RE THE KEY TO FIGHTING ITMATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
The “sponge” holds moisture within itself—as sponges do—keeping that moisture from filtering down deeper where it would no longer reach plants’ roots, and enhancing the effects of fertilizer.
A NORWEGIAN STARTUP IS TURNING DRY DESERTS INTO FERTILE CROPLANDVANESSA BATES RAMIREZAUGUST 19, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
When you modify gravity, you’re trying to go back to the roots of what space-time is — the left-hand side — and seeing if there’s a modification that makes sense.
THE PHYSICIST WHO SLAYED GRAVITY’S GHOSTSTHOMAS LEWTONAUGUST 18, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Like TikTok, Triller’s experience is rooted in music, particularly Hip-Hop.
WTF IS TRILLER?SEB JOSEPHAUGUST 14, 2020DIGIDAY
Charlotte’s roots run deep, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil war, where it served as a railroad junction and then a cotton mill hub for the New South.
CHARLOTTE : CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN THE QUEEN CITYLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 11, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Bush argues MTS should rethink its approach to enforcement and fare evasion citations that have soared in recent years and take steps to address both disparities in enforcement and the root causes that can lead riders to evade fares.
MORNING REPORT: CITY WALKS A FINE LINE WITH FRANCHISE FEE DEALVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 7, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Elliott called the leak a “betrayal of public trust,” promised to root out who was responsible, and was not at all assuaged when Cate announced it was him.
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Scroll might be off to a slow start in a tough media environment, but Haile’s contemporaries are largely rooting for him.
INSIDE TONY HAILE’S EXPEDITION TO (HELP) SAVE THE NEWS BUSINESS STEVEN PERLBERGJULY 27, 2020DIGIDAY
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WORDS RELATED TO ROOT

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
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