Noun: predicate pre-di-kut
Verb: predicate pre-di-kut
- (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"
- One of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
- verb phrase
- Make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition
"The predicate 'dog' is predicated of the subject 'Fido' in the sentence 'Fido is a dog'"
- Affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
"The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President";
- Involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
"solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well";
Derived forms: predicates, predicated, predicating
Type of: assert, asseverate, imply, interrelate, maintain, phrase, relate, term