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English noun: predicate

1. predicate (communication) (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula

Samples`Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates.

Broader (hypernym)term

Domain categorylogic

2. predicate (communication) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements

Synonymsverb phrase

Broader (hypernym)phrase

English verb: predicate

1. predicate (communication) make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition

SamplesThe predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)interrelate, relate

2. predicate (communication) affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

SamplesThe speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)assert, asseverate, maintain

3. predicate (communication) involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic

SamplesSolving the problem is predicated on understanding it well.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)imply

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