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Vocabulary for Critical Reasoning: Underlie

Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word underlie?

Well done!

The word _underlie_ can show up in different parts of the GMAT, especially in **critical reading assumption questions** and it signifies to _form the basis of_. If you were not sure of its definition, it is definitely worth remembering!

The word understand is similar to the word underlie in spelling but not in meaning.

Try again:

Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word underlie?

Overstep and underlie may look related - under and over are opposites - but their meanings are different.

The correct answer is form the basis for.

Overstep and underlie may look related - under and over are opposites - but their meanings are different.

Try again:

Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word underlie?

The word understand is similar to the word underlie in spelling but not in meaning.

The correct answer is form the basis for.

The correct answer is form the basis for.

understand
overstep
form the basis for

I don't know

overstep
form the basis for

I don't know

understand
form the basis for

I don't know