Translation of "underlie" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌʌn.dəˈlaɪ/ us /-dɚ-/ present participle underlying, past tense underlay, past participle underlain

to be a hidden cause of or strong influence on something

haber debajo de, subyacer a
Psychological problems very often underlie apparently physical disorders.

(Translation of “underlie” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)