rooted in

be rooted in (something)

To originate in or stem from something. The decline of this city is rooted in the move away from local steel in the 1980s. Their form of government is rooted in socialism, though it also has elements of capitalism.
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root (something) in (something)

To place something, especially a plant, into something else in order for it to grow roots. I couldn't root any of the vegetables in my back yard because the soil was fool of rocks. You should root the flowers in pots before attempting to plant them in the ground.
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rooted in something

based on something; connected to a source or cause. The civil war was rooted in old cultural hatred. This fictional book was rooted in actual events.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Such an alliance was neither democratic nor rooted in principles of humanity.
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Some organizations rooted in African-American communities are making the connections between their struggles and the struggles that immigrant communities are facing.
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But the ownership of the GSBCA to hear contract's protests was not rooted in the Brooks Law.
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His methodology is rooted in interrogation and analysis, and his impulse is to deconstruct language, treating it as concrete, pliable material.
Lewis' answer to that question is rooted in his childhood.
In contrast, the emerging view during the scientific revolution was more clearly rooted in the underlying forces or laws that can be expressed mathematically.
For these young people, doing anti-war work does not mean simply protesting a distant war in another country; it means challenging a war machine and industry whose workings are firmly rooted in the U.S., within their own communities.
Giesselmann is also critical of "ethno-cultural" analyses rooted in E.