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The part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject (e.g. went home in John went home).
- ‘For example, a descriptive word before a noun is an adjective; if it follows the noun it becomes a predicate.’
- ‘By dropping subjects, predicates, and/or prepositions, Sosnora often reduces sentences to fragments or even to phrases.’
- ‘This is the subject, and the predicate has the form is + noun phrase.’
- ‘You don't need to worry about sentences with predicates and subjects.’
- ‘Please remember to answer in complete subject / predicate sentences to demonstrate your communicative skills.’
- ‘Last time, on our first grammar day, we learned about subjects and predicates.’
Something which is affirmed or denied concerning an argument of a proposition.
- ‘As I mentioned, the basic propositions are predicates applied to single individuals.’
- ‘Both Kant and Russell for example are interested in the logical issue of whether existence is a predicate.’
- ‘In ‘On Interpretation’ Aristotle argues that a single assertion must always either affirm or deny a single predicate of a single subject.’
- ‘The theory that existence is not a predicate implies, however, that all existential propositions are synthetic.’
- ‘In stating that the entity possesses the attribute, we use a predicate with a single argument.’
State, affirm, or assert (something) about the subject of a sentence or an argument of a proposition.‘a word which predicates something about its subject’‘aggression is predicated of those who act aggressively’
- ‘It must simply be that the quantity may be truly predicated of the object.’
- ‘So Scotus claims that pure perfection can be predicated of God.’
- ‘What can be predicated of a kind differs absolutely from what can be predicated of an individual.’
- ‘Anything we please can be made to serve as a logical predicate; the subject can even be predicated of itself; for logic abstracts from all content.’
- ‘All such propositions must involve reference to some individual and predicating some property of that individual.’
- 1.1Declare or affirm (something) as true or existing; postulate or assert.‘the Pleistocene colonization of Tasmania has long been predicated’
postulate, put forward, advance, propound, submit, hypothesize, take as a hypothesis, set forth, propose, pose, assertView synonyms
- ‘Yet the rejection of elemental decencies and self-respect on which their society is predicated amounts to a collapse of civilisation.’
- ‘The 1918 concession was clearly predicated on there being sufficient Catholic children to fill school rolls.’
- ‘It is true that the Court in the Chemial case predicates its acceptance of the Italian policy on the basis that it does not result in any discrimination, whether direct or indirect.’
- ‘Every succeeding question was predicated in the assumption that you had answered ‘yes’ to the first question.’
- ‘It's true that many modern philosophies predicate humanness on the ability to reason.’
2Found or base something on.‘the theory of structure on which later chemistry was predicated’
base, be dependent, found, establish, rest, build, ground, premiseView synonyms
- ‘One just can't help feeling, however, that the entire base he has predicated his argument on is flawed.’
- ‘It is, however, important to note at the outset that the whole argument is predicated on two assumptions.’
- ‘Part of our freedom is predicated on the right to act as economic agents.’
- ‘Consider, for example, the scope of the authority Mary believes the love-charm affords her and what, in the end, that authority is predicated upon.’
- ‘Second, social movements are predicated on, and derive their legitimacy from, mass mobilization and popular support.’
Late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin praedicatum something declared, neuter of praedicatus declared, proclaimed, past participle of the verb praedicare, from prae beforehand + dicare make known.
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