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Synonyms for deracinate

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


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pull up by or as if by the roots

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11) Instead, at least as far as the Crafts were concerned, antislavery forces carried out their spectacle in synch with their tried-and-true strategies of deracinating the fugitives, declaring them social and intellectual equals, and designating all America to be a tyranny.
Reckless "integration," according to his diagnosis, had landed the African-American in a "cultural desert: the deracinating despair zone "between two opposing racial and cultural identities - the Afro-American and Anglo-American" (52).
Suzan Shown Harjo, a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who lives here, told The New York Times' Ken Belson that deracinating the name was "king of the mountain because it's associated with the nation's capital, so what happens here affects the rest of the country.
The test of any civilization is its ability to find the golden mean between a reactionary traditionalism and deracinating revolution.
It was also the greatest deracinating force in American history; Dwight, unlike Dorothy and Toto, never returned to the Sunflower State.