Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb root

6 senses of root

Sense 1
root -- (take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 2
root -- (come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 3
root -- (plant by the roots)
       => plant, set -- (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden")

Sense 4
rout, root, rootle -- (dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles")
       => dig, delve, cut into, turn over -- (turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")

Sense 5
settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down -- (become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down")
       => stabilize, stabilise -- (become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized")

Sense 6
root -- (cause to take roots)
       => grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

Antonyms of adj rooted

1 sense of rooted

Sense 1
frozen (predicate), rooted (predicate), stock-still -- (absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment")

INDIRECT (VIA nonmoving) -> moving -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

Similarity of adj rooted

1 sense of rooted

Sense 1
frozen (predicate), rooted (predicate), stock-still -- (absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment")
       => nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving -- (not in motion)

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