The definition of a root is the part of the plant that is generally underground or the origin of something.
An ancestor; forefather
A mother or father
An adoptive father
A person who is an offspring, however remote, of a certain ancestor, family, group, etc.
One's relatives or family:
Find another word for ascendants. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ascendants, like: roots, antecedents, ancestors, predecessors, progenitors, parents, mothers, forefathers, forebears, fathers and descendants.