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During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women's lives, we need to deal with those root causes.
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Meaning of "root" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ROOT

Old English rōt, from Old Norse; related to Old English wyrtwort.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ROOT

root  [ruːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROOT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Root is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb root in English.

WHAT DOES ROOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

root

Root

In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil. However, roots can also be aerial or aerating. Furthermore, a stem normally occurring below ground is not exceptional either.Therefore, the root is best defined as the non-leaf, non-nodes bearing parts of the plant's body. However, important internal structural differences between stems and roots exist. The first root that comes from a plant is called the radicle. The four major functions of roots are 1) absorption of water and inorganic nutrients, 2) anchoring of the plant body to the ground, and supporting it, 3) storage of food and nutrients, 4) vegetative reproduction. In response to the concentration of nutrients, roots also synthesise cytokinin, which acts as a signal as to how fast the shoots can grow. Roots often function in storage of food and nutrients. The roots of most vascular plant species enter into symbiosis with certain fungi to form mycorrhizae, and a large range of other organisms including bacteria also closely associate with roots. Large, mature tree roots above the soil...

Definition of root in the English dictionary

The first definition of root in the dictionary is the organ of a higher plant that anchors the rest of the plant in the ground, absorbs water and mineral salts from the soil, and does not bear leaves or buds. Other definition of root is any of the branches of such an organ. Root is also any plant part, such as a rhizome or tuber, that is similar to a root in structure, function, or appearance.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ROOT

PRESENT

Present
I root
you root
he/she/it roots
we root
you root
they root
Present continuous
I am rooting
you are rooting
he/she/it is rooting
we are rooting
you are rooting
they are rooting
Present perfect
I have rooted
you have rooted
he/she/it has rooted
we have rooted
you have rooted
they have rooted
Present perfect continuous
I have been rooting
you have been rooting
he/she/it has been rooting
we have been rooting
you have been rooting
they have been rooting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I rooted
you rooted
he/she/it rooted
we rooted
you rooted
they rooted
Past continuous
I was rooting
you were rooting
he/she/it was rooting
we were rooting
you were rooting
they were rooting
Past perfect
I had rooted
you had rooted
he/she/it had rooted
we had rooted
you had rooted
they had rooted
Past perfect continuous
I had been rooting
you had been rooting
he/she/it had been rooting
we had been rooting
you had been rooting
they had been rooting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will root
you will root
he/she/it will root
we will root
you will root
they will root
Future continuous
I will be rooting
you will be rooting
he/she/it will be rooting
we will be rooting
you will be rooting
they will be rooting
Future perfect
I will have rooted
you will have rooted
he/she/it will have rooted
we will have rooted
you will have rooted
they will have rooted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been rooting
you will have been rooting
he/she/it will have been rooting
we will have been rooting
you will have been rooting
they will have been rooting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would root
you would root
he/she/it would root
we would root
you would root
they would root
Conditional continuous
I would be rooting
you would be rooting
he/she/it would be rooting
we would be rooting
you would be rooting
they would be rooting
Conditional perfect
I would have root
you would have root
he/she/it would have root
we would have root
you would have root
they would have root
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been rooting
you would have been rooting
he/she/it would have been rooting
we would have been rooting
you would have been rooting
they would have been rooting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you root
we let´s root
you root
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to root
Past participle
rooted
Present Participle
rooting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROOT


absolute
ˈæbsəˌluːt
acute
əˈkjuːt
attribute
əˈtrɪbjuːt
boot
buːt
constitute
ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt
contribute
kənˈtrɪbjuːt
cute
kjuːt
dispute
dɪˈspjuːt
distribute
dɪˈstrɪbjuːt
fruit
fruːt
institute
ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt
mute
mjuːt
recruit
rɪˈkruːt
route
ruːt
salute
səˈluːt
shoot
ʃuːt
substitute
ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt
suit
suːt
tribute
ˈtrɪbjuːt
ute
juːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROOT

rooster
root and branch
root beer
root canal
root canal treatment
root cap
root cause
root climber
root crop
root crops
root ginger
root hair
root mean square
root nodule
root out
root position
root sign
root treatment
root up
root vegetable

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROOT

barefoot
bigfoot
foot
hoot
loot
moot
on foot
on the back foot
on the front foot
on the right foot
on the wrong foot
photoshoot
reboot
scoot
square root
the boot
to boot
toot
troubleshoot
woot

Synonyms and antonyms of root in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ROOT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «root» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of root

Translation of «root» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROOT

Find out the translation of root to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of root from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «root» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

raíz
570 millions of speakers

English

root
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِذْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

корень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

raiz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মূল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

racine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Akar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wurzel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뿌리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ROOT
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rễ cây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரூட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kök
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

radice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

korzeń
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rădăcină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρίζα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wortel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of root

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROOT»

The term «root» is very widely used and occupies the 4.616 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROOT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about root

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10 QUOTES WITH «ROOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word root.
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Louisa May Alcott
Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.
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Alain Aspect
The main ingredient of the first quantum revolution, wave-particle duality, has led to inventions such as the transistor and the laser that are at the root of the information society.
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Michelle Bachelet
During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women's lives, we need to deal with those root causes.
4
Bodhidharma
The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.
5
Bo Burnham
I've always liked TV shows that have slightly unlikable leads, where you root for them in spite of a lot of things. I know it's not common with shows with young people; they have to be so likable. But, I mean, teenagers just generally aren't very likable. I know I wasn't as a teenager.
6
Nicolas Cage
Good science fiction is intelligent. It asks big questions that are on people's minds. It's not impossible. It has some sort of root in the abstract.
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Tom Chatfield
Video games are a special kind of play, but at root, they're about the same things as other games: embracing particular rules and restrictions in order to develop skills and experience rewards. When a game is well-designed, it's the balance between these factors that engages people on a fundamental level.
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Clayton Christensen
A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry.
9
James Freeman Clarke
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
10
Ally Condie
When we read dystopia, we root for these people to break free because we are these people; hoping and fighting against things that are bigger than ourselves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROOT»

Discover the use of root in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to root and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Root and Tuber Crops
It is important to include Tuber and Root Crops in the Handbook of Plant Breeding.
J.E. Bradshaw, 2010
2
An Imaginary Tale: The Story of "i" [the square root of ...
This book can be read as an engaging history, almost a biography, of one of the most evasive and pervasive "numbers" in all of mathematics.
Paul J. Nahin, 2010
3
Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of ...
In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyse the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses.
Milton Mueller, 2002
4
Root Cause Analysis: A Tool for Total Quality Management
This book describes the methods and tools used to develop and implement an effective TQM program. it provides a practical explanation of root cause analysis and discusses the proactive use of analysis techniques for the prediction and ...
Paul F. Wilson, 1993
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Root Methods: A Handbook
Plant root research, root distribution, root dynamics.
A.L. Smit, 2000
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Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams ...
This book compiles information on the origin, genetics, physiology, agronomy, pests and diseases and post harvest processing of these crops, while providing ideas for further research and development.
Vincent Lebot, 2009
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Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and ...
Understanding and applying the processes outlined in this book increases your businessa ability to recover from and prevent incidents with financial and health/safety implications.
Donald K. Lorenzo, Walter E. Hanson, 2008
8
Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of ...
A thoroughly revised edition of the classic text in American women's social history.
Nancy F. Cott, 1996
9
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Root Cause Failure Analysis provides the concepts for performing industrial troubleshooting investigations. It describes the methodology to perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), a topic in maintenance engineering.
R. Keith Mobley, 1999
10
Root Cause Analysis, Second Edition: Simplified Tools and ...
The book is suited for employees and managers at any organizational level in any type of industry, including service, manufacturing, and the public sector.
Bjørn Andersen, Tom Fagerhaug, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term root is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ashes 2015: Joe Root leaves Australia's bowlers with no margin for …
Joe Root hit a clinical first-innings hundred in the first Ashes Test, taking the attacking option whenever Australia's bowlers strayed. Photograph: Andrew ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
David Warner lifts lid on Walkabout bar run-in with Joe Root
In the incident the Australia opener punched Root, offended by the ... Now, though, Warner tells the full story, confirming he thought Root's placement of the wig ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Joe Root shines in T20 to hand England pre-Ashes boost against …
Joe Root continued his impressive ODI form in the one-off T20 international to help England to a 56-run win at Old Trafford. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
England's Morgan and Root pulverise New Zealand with fine centuries
Eoin Morgan celebrates with Joe Root after the England captain reached his century in the victory over New Zealand at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Gareth ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Joe Root and Jos Buttler star as England set ODI record on way to …
Indeed the star turns for England were not the new boys, but players who were part of the World Cup fiasco. Joe Root hit a century in 71 balls, Jos Buttler in 66, ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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Joe Root: England vice-captain adds mischief and might in new role
Joe Root, right, and Alastair Cook put on 158 in 43 overs on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP. «The Guardian, May 15»
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Joe Root: I was called 'craptain' at Yorkshire
Just as the eye is caught by the blossoming flower in Maytime rather than the hardy perennial, Joe Root was chosen as England's player of the year at their ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Joe Root left fuming after being denied double century by England …
Joe Root was denied the chance of scoring 200 runs against the West Indies as he was left stranded at the middle of the wicket due to an error by James ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
9
Dentist's Office Manager Allegedly Thought Root Canals Were Part …
If you've seen "Dr. Val" in the Bronx lately, there's a good chance the woman pulling your teeth and performing your root canals (!!) was actually just "Val," short ... «Gothamist, Apr 15»
10
Joe Root century not enough as Sri Lanka crush England in World …
They scored 300 for the second successive match, the first time that has happened for four years, a young batsman in Joe Root made a composed coming of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»

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