root

root
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. rootlet, radicle, radicel, taproot; radical; base, origin, essence, source; etymon. See numeration, cause. —v. plant, implant, fix; eradicate, extirpate; take root; informal, acclaim, cheer. See location, abode, approbation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An underground portion of a plant]
Syn. radix, rootlet, root hair, tuber, taproot, radicle, rhizome, rootstock; see also bulb .
Types of roots include: conical, napiform, fusiform, fibrous, moniliform, nodulose, tuberous, adventitious, prop, aerial, tap; rhizome, radix, tuber, bulb, taproot.
2. [The cause or basis]
Syn. source, reason, motive, heart; see origin 2 , 3 .
See Synonym Study at origin .
take root,
Syn. begin growing, start, become established; see begin 2 , grow 1 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. taproot rootstock, radix, tuber.
2. source basis, seat, germ, heart, soul, nub, essence, nucleus, foundation, mainspring, origin, fountain.
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v.
1. dig up unearth, forage, nose about, sniff out, uncover, pry out, grub.
2. cheer support, back, boost, applaud, hail, *egg on.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible: embed, entrench, fasten, fix, infix, ingrain, lodge. See MOVE. 2. To provide a basis for: base1, build, establish, found, ground, predicate, rest1, underpin. See OVER. 3. To destroy all traces of. Also used with out or up: abolish, annihilate, blot out, clear, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, kill1, liquidate, obliterate, remove, rub out, snuff out, stamp out, uproot, wipe out. Idioms: do away with, make an end of, put an end to. See HELP, MAKE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The most central and material part: core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, quintessence, soul, spirit, stuff, substance. Law: gravamen. See BE. 2. A fundamental principle or underlying concept: base1, basis, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, fundamental, rudiment (often used in plural), See OVER. 3. A point of origination: beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, rootstock, source, spring, well1. See START. 4. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate: bottom, center, core, focus, heart, hub, quick. See START. 5. The main part of a word to which affixes are attached: base1, stem, theme. See WORDS.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To express approval, especially by clapping: applaud, cheer, clap? Idiom: give someone a hand. See PRAISE.

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