phonetic symbol: / prédəkèɪt | prédɪkət / 

predicate - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ one of the two main constituents of a sentence
■ the predicate contains the verb and its complements
verb phrase

[ noun ]
■ (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
・`Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates

[ verb ]
■ involve as a necessary condition of consequence
■ as in logic
・solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well

[ verb ]
■ affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
・The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President

[ verb ]
■ make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition
・The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'

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