underlie
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to form the basis of)
a. sustentar
I wish to challenge some of the assumptions underlying his argument.Quiero cuestionar algunas de las suposiciones que sustentan su argumento.
b. subyacer en
The principle of empowerment is what underlies everything the organization does.El principio del empoderamiento es lo que subyace en todo lo que hace la organización.
2. (to be underneath)
a. subyacer a
Various sediments and minerals underlie the lava flow.Varios sedimentos y minerales subyacen en la colada de lava.
b. estar debajo de
The permafrost underlying the surface is beginning to thaw.El permafrost que está debajo de la superficie está empezando a derretirse.
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underlie
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. subyacer tras or bajo
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underlie [ˌʌndəˈlaɪ] underlay (past) [ˌʌndəˈleɪ] underlain (participle:past) [ˌʌndəˈleɪn]
transitive verb
1 (lie under) estar debajo de; extenderse debajo de
2 sustentar
careful planning underlies all our decisions.
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