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underlie

Pronunciation: /ˌʌndərˈlaɪ; ˌʌndəˈlaɪ/

Translation of underlie in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (3rd person singular present of/tercera persona del presente de -lies present participle/participio presente, -lying past tense of/pasado de, -lay past participle of/participio pasado de, -lain)

  • 1.1 (account for, form basis of) haber* debajo de, subyacer* a
    Example sentences
    • Well let me take the larger issue that I think underlies the question.
    • But I suspect that what underlies these concerns is a deeper fear about the loss of a sort of stability in the region which they helped craft and maintain.
    • If justiciability is the real issue underlying these terms then this should be faced directly.
    1.2 (be physically underneath) subyacer* a, haber* debajo de
    Example sentences
    • Most of the mowed fields in the central part of the park are underlain with soil.
    • Canadian vineyards are planted on a wide variety of soil types underlain by diverse bedrock geology.
    • Steep slopes underlain by stony soils form appealing vineyard sites, but they can be susceptible to rapid soil erosion during storms.

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