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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·der·lie /-ˈlaɪ/
 (vt.)位於…之下,成為…的基礎

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der·lie v. t.
 1. To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.
 2. To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory.
 3. To be subject or amenable to. [R.]
    The knight of Ivanhoe . . . underlies the challenge of Brian der Bois Guilbert.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der·lie, v. i. To lie below or under.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der·lie n. See Underlay, n., 1.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 underlie
      v 1: be or form the base for
      2: lie underneath
      [also: underlying, underlay, underlain]