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    rooted for ?

    Does "rooted for" have the same meaning as "devoted to" ?

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    Re: rooted for ?

    Quote Originally Posted by birgit33 View Post
    Does "rooted for" have the same meaning as "devoted to" ?
    No. It means to support or to encourage, particularly when talking about sport.

    In a tennis match, for instance, between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, I would "root for" Nadal (ie, I want him to win and I would clap and cheer loudly for him).

    It doesn't have to be sport-related though. If a friend of mine were going for a job interview, I would say "Good luck. I'll be rooting for you." I would simply mean that I will be mentally hoping that they get the job.

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    Re: rooted for ?

    People often are devoted to the teams they root for, but they are two different words.

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