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underlie

[′ən·dər‚lī]
(geology)
To lie or be situated under; to occupy a lower position, or to pass beneath.
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In general, we ought to strive for congruence between the values we seek to instill in our students and those that underlie our teaching methods.
If the mushy zone does underlie much of the Tibetan plateau, it would help solve a number of puzzles about the region.
The payment of principal and interest on these instruments depends on the cash flows from the assets in the pool that underlies the new securities.