Definition of undergird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈɡəːd/


[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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with undergird

absurd, bird, Byrd, curd, engird, gird, Heard, herd, Kurd, misheard, nerd, overheard, reheard, third, undeterred, unheard, unstirred, word

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