We know that if we square the square root of 2, the result will be simply 2 (without a radical).
Radicals and applying exponents are "opposite " operations.

Exponents (powers) have the ability to "undo" **radicals** (roots).

**Radicals** (roots) have the ability to "undo" **exponents** (powers).

Taking the root of a number is the **inverse** of raising a number to that power.