grassroots

Something grassroots is at the most basic level of something, down there in the dirt with the roots of an idea or activity. If you’re looking to make a change from the ground up, start at the grassroots.

If you want a gorgeous yard, don’t fluff the blades of grass, get down to work on the roots and soil. The grassroots is the most fundamental, basic level of well, grass, but also ideas or political movements. Freedom is a grassroots value of America. Love is a grassroots part of marriage. Reading and writing are grassroots elements of education. Grassroots is where things begin and shoot out from.

Definitions of grassroots
  1. adjective
    of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
    “a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament”
    Synonyms:
    common
    having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
  2. adjective
    fundamental
    “the grassroots factor in making the decision”
    Synonyms:
    basic
    pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
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