Translation of underlie in Spanish:

underlie

haber debajo de, v.

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈlaɪ//ʌndəˈlʌɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (account for, form basis of)
    haber debajo de
    subyacer a
    • Political motivations most likely underlie this transformation of tradition.
    • While he focuses on the kiwi dollar, he shows how the underlying issues are global.
    • Well let me take the larger issue that I think underlies the question.
    • I think what underlies this is a fundamental problem with the movie.
    • If justiciability is the real issue underlying these terms then this should be faced directly.
    • We will hold informal meetings to try and tease out the underlying issues.
    • This is the underlying issue which campaigners agree must be tackled in years to come.
    • Perhaps that is the conflict that underlies his and my shared anger.
    • Instead, I would like to focus on a few recurring issues that seem to underlie discussions.
    • One should not focus on the media attention at the expense of the underlying issue.
    • I think that is a reasonably accurate statement of the real issue and it underlies this particular case.
    • Before examining the case law it may be helpful to understand the central issues which underlie this area.
    • But I suspect that what underlies these concerns is a deeper fear about the loss of a sort of stability in the region which they helped craft and maintain.
    • When we get to the appeal, let us focus on the issues that underlie the appeal.
    • This issue increasingly underlies our economic and environmental problems.
    • However, the central thought which underlies them is simple, though it can be expressed in a number of different ways.
    • Controversial social and political issues underlay these emotional exchanges.
    • The discussions are open and frank, and the importance of obeying the game laws underlies all possible strategies.
    • It also details the various technical aspects of the project and highlights the principal distributional conflict that underlay the reform process.
    • The authors' analysis does a great deal to clarify the ethical issues that underlie these intuitive distinctions.
    • The rock underlying the ruins was limestone and, as a result, the soil was thin and dry.
    • If the cracks extend deep enough, the seawater can come into contact with mantle rocks that underlie the crust.
    • The plants were growing from several fissures in the mafic bedrock that underlies the creek.
    • The Adirondack Mountains, in the northern part of the study area, are an exception in that they are largely underlain by crystalline rock.
    • Bangkok is located on a floodplain composed of deltaic deposits, including the well-known soft Bangkok clay, underlain by alternating layers of clays and sands that extend to depths of more than 1,000 m.
    • Poor drainage areas are most notable in the lands underlain by older metamorphic rocks of the Klamath Mountains to the south.
    • Canadian vineyards are planted on a wide variety of soil types underlain by diverse bedrock geology.
    • Much of this zone is underlain by permafrost and is the most southern Subarctic barrens in the world.
    • Furthermore, in cultivated soils, dense compact subsoils frequently underlie the loosened topsoil.
    • The Yucatán peninsula is underlain by limestone and evidently rose from the sea in ancient times.
    • Large expanses of boreal forest and tundra are underlain by permafrost, a layer of permanently frozen soil found underneath the active, seasonally thawed soil.
    • The interior of the basin is underlain by the Quaternary floodplain deposits and terraces associated with the Mae Ping River.
    • The soil that underlies much of Dublin was deposited during the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago.
    • For example, many shorefaces - the dynamic zones between the continental shelf and the beach - are not simply surfaces of sand but rather are underlain by rock or mud.
    • Steep slopes underlain by stony soils form appealing vineyard sites, but they can be susceptible to rapid soil erosion during storms.
    • Most of the mowed fields in the central part of the park are underlain with soil.
    • The ground is underlain by permafrost, a layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year and that may extend deep into the earth (in Siberia, it has been reported at a depth of 4,757 feet).
    • Colchester in Essex, where London clay underlies the estuaries, was the home of the renowned Pyfleet oysters.
    • It lies within the discordantly aligned Balygychan-Sugoi basin, which is underlain by volcanic rocks and carbonaceous molasses that cover the Verkhoyansk terrigenous rocks.
  • 2

    (be physically underneath)
    subyacer a
    haber debajo de