Synonyms for uproot

Synonyms for (verb) uproot

Synonyms: root out, uproot, deracinate, extirpate

Definition: pull up by or as if by the roots

Usage: uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: root out, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, uproot

Definition: destroy completely, as if down to the roots

Usage: the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted root out corruption

Similar words: destroy, destruct

Definition: do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Usage: The fire destroyed the house


Synonyms: deracinate, uproot

Definition: move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

Usage: The war uprooted many people

Similar words: displace

Definition: cause to move, usually with force or pressure

Usage: the refugees were displaced by the war