Left Definition 1 of 3Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Cause and EffectPlay
Use 'underlie' to connect a basic cause with its complex effect. SlideThe desire for freedom underlies many historical revolutions.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Abstract FoundationsPlay
'Underlie' often refers to abstract foundations, like principles or concepts. SlideEthical considerations underlie the new policy.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Implicit PresencePlay
What 'underlies' is not always immediately visible but is present throughout. SlideCareful planning underlies the event's success.