Translation of underlie in Spanish:

underlie

Pronunciation: /ˌʌndərˈlaɪ; ˌʌndəˈlaɪ/

vt (3rd pers sing pres -lies pres p, -lying past, -lay past p, -lain)

  • 1.1 (account for, form basis of) haber* debajo de, subyacer* a
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    • 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
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    • 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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