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underlie   
      

It Has 8 letters ( u n d e r l i e )         4 vowels ( u e i e )         4 consonants ( n d r l )         Word on the contrary eilrednu

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* underly

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _underliggen_, from Old English _underlicgan_ (“to underlie, to be subject to, give way to”), equivalent to _under-_ +‎ _lie_. Cognate with Dutch _onderliggen_ (“to lie below, lie on the bottom of”), German _unterliegen_ (“to lie under, be subject to, succumb”).

From Middle English underliggen, from Old English underlicgan (to underlie, to be subject to, give way to), equivalent to under- +‎ lie. Cognate with Dutch onderliggen (to lie below, lie on the bottom of), German unterliegen (to lie under, be subject to, succumb).

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˌʌn.də(r)ˈlaɪ/ * Rhymes: -aɪ

  • IPA(key): /ˌʌn.də(r)ˈlaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

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UNDERLIE (_third-person singular simple present_ UNDERLIES, _present participle_ UNDERLYING, _simple past_ UNDERLAY, _past participle_ UNDERLAIN) * (intransitive) To lie in a position directly beneath. _A stratum of clay UNDERLIES the surface gravel._ * (transitive) To lie under or beneath. * (transitive) To serve as a basis of; form the foundation of. _a doctrine UNDERLYING a theory_ * (transitive) To be subject to; be liable to answer, as a charge or challenge. * Sir Walter Scott The knight of Ivanhoe […] UNDERLIES the challenge of Brian der Bois Guilbert. * (mining) To underlay. TRANSLATIONS

underlie (third-person singular simple present underlies, present participle underlying, simple past underlay, past participle underlain)

  1. (intransitive) To lie in a position directly beneath.
    A stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.
  2. (transitive) To lie under or beneath.
  3. (transitive) To serve as a basis of; form the foundation of.
    a doctrine underlying a theory
  4. (transitive) To be subject to; be liable to answer, as a charge or challenge.
  5. (mining) To underlay.

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