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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “underlie”

underlie

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌʌn.dəˈlaɪ/ US  /-dɚ-/ (present participle underlying, past tense underlay, past participle underlain)
to be a hidden cause of or strong influence on something
是…的深层原因;对…有重大影响
Psychological problems very often underlie apparently physical disorders.
明显的生理疾病下常常隐藏着心理问题。
Being based on or depending on something
(Definition of underlie from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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