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The core idea underlying our simulations is that competitive states should inform other competitive states.

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He “forked” the code underlying a popular cryptocurrency project, essentially copy-pasting the open source software underpinning Uniswap, a so-called decentralized exchange, to create a rival project.

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He’s asking the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on Wednesday to approve a new four-year contract with the Florida-based company that owns the underlying technology.

“Identification of the genetic factors that underlie extreme human lifespan should provide insights into the mechanisms of human longevity and disease resistance,” the authors said.

Thinking about the criminalization of things after the fact creates a future penalty but is not undoing underlying racism and hate.

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Layers of history underlie most areas, and bones show up in the most inconvenient of building sites.

Now, in the first study of its kind, neuroscientists have pinpointed the brain circuits that underlie unrealistic optimism.

The concept of impulse control comes from a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie self-restraint.

These two wonderful products of Newton's genius underlie the whole structure of modern astronomy and modern mechanics.

The line of her long underlie drawn sharp to check her tears, stopped her speaking.

It is now engaged in discovering the unseen causes which underlie the objective effects we notice in the physical world.

At all events, two quite distinct views seem to underlie the opening books of the Old Testament.

Similar fundamental factors underlie the last great cultural change.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underlie, such as: control, curb, decide, determine, dominate, and guide.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.