Definition of undergird in English:

undergird

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Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈgəːd
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Secure or fasten from the underside, especially by a rope or chain passed underneath.
  • 1.1 formal Provide support or a firm basis for: that’s a philosophy that needs to undergird retailers' business plans this year
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    • Some are, some aren't, depending on the philosophical basis which undergird those theories.
    • Her primary argument that passion undergirds all vital human endeavor and is the underlying basis for all human motivation/action leads to her overall conclusion.
    • Until there are some real human institutions undergirding their society, they need a semi-authoritarian center.

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