deracinate vs uproot what difference

what is difference between deracinate and uproot

English

Etymology

Calque of French déraciner, from racine (root), from Latin rādīx, rādīcis (root).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈɹæsɪneɪt/, /dɪˈɹæsəneɪt/

Verb

deracinate (third-person singular simple present deracinates, present participle deracinating, simple past and past participle deracinated)

  1. To pull up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate.
    • 1602, Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida
      Divert and crack, rend and deracinate,
      The unity and married calm of states
      Quite from their fixture!
    • 1910, G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World, chapter 1.7
      The State has no tool delicate enough to deracinate the rooted habits and tangled affections of the family; the two sexes, whether happy or unhappy, are glued together too tightly for us to get the blade of a legal penknife in between them.
  2. To force (people) from their homeland to a new or foreign location.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To liberate or be liberated from a culture or its norms.
    • 1986 Robert McCrum, William Cran, & Robert MacNeil, The Story of English, Viking Penguin Inc., p328:
      Observing the highest echelons of Indian society, she notes the way in which some Indians become completely — almost absurdly — anglicized or deracinated.

Translations

Anagrams

  • ecardinate


English

Etymology

From up- +‎ root.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌpˈɹuːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Verb

uproot (third-person singular simple present uproots, present participle uprooting, simple past and past participle uprooted) (transitive)

  1. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
  2. (by extension) To remove from a familiar circumstance, especially suddenly and unwillingly.
  3. (figuratively) To destroy utterly; to eradicate, exterminate.
    Synonym: benothing

Synonyms

  • (to root up): deracinate, disroot
  • See also Thesaurus:destroy

Derived terms

  • uprootal
  • uprooted
  • uprooting

Translations

Anagrams

  • root up

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