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un·der·lie

 (ŭn′dər-lī′)
tr.v. un·der·lay (-lā′), un·der·lain (-lān′), un·der·ly·ing, un·der·lies
1. To be located under or below.
2. To be the support or basis of; account for: Many factors underlie my decision.
3. To constitute a prior claim over.

underlie

(ˌʌndəˈlaɪ)
vb (tr) , -lies, -lying, -lay or -lain
1. to lie or be placed under or beneath
2. to be the foundation, cause, or basis of: careful planning underlies all our decisions.
3. (Banking & Finance) finance to take priority over (another claim, liability, mortgage, etc): a first mortgage underlies a second.
4. (Linguistics) to be the root or stem from which (a word) is derived: "happy" underlies "happiest".
ˈunderˌlier n

un•der•lie

(ˌʌn dərˈlaɪ)

v.t. -lay, -lain, -ly•ing.
1. to lie under or beneath.
2. to form the foundation of.
[before 900]

underlie


Past participle: underlain
Gerund: underlying

Imperative
underlie
underlie
Present
I underlie
you underlie
he/she/it underlies
we underlie
you underlie
they underlie
Preterite
I underlay
you underlay
he/she/it underlay
we underlay
you underlay
they underlay
Present Continuous
I am underlying
you are underlying
he/she/it is underlying
we are underlying
you are underlying
they are underlying
Present Perfect
I have underlain
you have underlain
he/she/it has underlain
we have underlain
you have underlain
they have underlain
Past Continuous
I was underlying
you were underlying
he/she/it was underlying
we were underlying
you were underlying
they were underlying
Past Perfect
I had underlain
you had underlain
he/she/it had underlain
we had underlain
you had underlain
they had underlain
Future
I will underlie
you will underlie
he/she/it will underlie
we will underlie
you will underlie
they will underlie
Future Perfect
I will have underlain
you will have underlain
he/she/it will have underlain
we will have underlain
you will have underlain
they will have underlain
Future Continuous
I will be underlying
you will be underlying
he/she/it will be underlying
we will be underlying
you will be underlying
they will be underlying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underlying
you have been underlying
he/she/it has been underlying
we have been underlying
you have been underlying
they have been underlying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underlying
you will have been underlying
he/she/it will have been underlying
we will have been underlying
you will have been underlying
they will have been underlying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underlying
you had been underlying
he/she/it had been underlying
we had been underlying
you had been underlying
they had been underlying
Conditional
I would underlie
you would underlie
he/she/it would underlie
we would underlie
you would underlie
they would underlie
Past Conditional
I would have underlain
you would have underlain
he/she/it would have underlain
we would have underlain
you would have underlain
they would have underlain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underlie - be or form the base forunderlie - be or form the base for    
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.underlie - lie underneathunderlie - lie underneath      
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
Translations

underlie

[ˌʌndəˈlaɪ] (underlay (pt)) [ˌʌndəˈleɪ] (underlain (pp)) [ˌʌndəˈleɪn] VT
1. (= lie under) → estar debajo de, extenderse debajo de
2. (fig) → sustentar

underlie

[ˌʌndərˈlaɪ] [underlay] [ˌʌndərˈleɪ] (pt) [underlain] [ˌʌndərˈleɪn] (pp) vtêtre à la base de, sous-tendre

underlie

[ˌʌndəˈlaɪ] (underlay (pt)) [ˌʌndəˈleɪ] (underlain (pp)) [ˌʌndəˈleɪn] vtessere alla base di
an underlying nervousness → un nervosismo di fondo
the underlying cause → il motivo di fondo
References in classic literature ?
Bushy's, but the world's cornfields; that their yield would be one of the great economic facts, like the wheat crop of Russia, which underlie all the activities of men, in peace or war.
Moreover, primary substances are most properly called substances in virtue of the fact that they are the entities which underlie every.
When one of them threatened to leave me in Damascus when I had the cholera, he had no real idea of doing it--I know his passionate nature and the good impulses that underlie it.