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1. underpin

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌpɪn'] support from beneath.

Synonyms

  • sustain
  • hold
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • unbalance
  • juvenile
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • pin (English)
  • pinne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • under- (English)

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Rhymes with Underpin

  • kingpin
  • linchpin
  • tailspin
  • underspin

Sentences with underpin


1. Verb, base form
This book popularized many of the ideas that have come to underpin modern capitalism.

2. Adjective
Theories are the ideas that underpin practice and understanding of the field.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They can't help but remind you of the great and abiding principals that underpin a democracy.

4. Adverb
The theories of Kenneth Burke underpin much of current rhetorical and philosophical discourse.

2. underpin

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌpɪn'] support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm.

Synonyms

  • match
  • corroborate
  • jibe
  • tally
  • support
  • check
  • agree
  • fit
  • gibe
  • correspond

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disprove
  • fall back
  • unearned run

Etymology

  • pin (English)
  • pinne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • under- (English)
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