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  Definition of predicate
  1. one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
  2. (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"
  3. involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"
  4. affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
  5. make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The predicate `dog'' is predicated of the subject `Fido'' in the sentence `Fido is a dog''"
Similar Words: verb phrase, connote, proclaim

 

Derivational Morphology: postulation, predication, intension, connotation, verb phrase, predicator

 

Anagrams: patricide, practiced, pediatric

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: сказуемо   Dutch: gezegde  
Esperanto: predikato   Finnish: predikaatti  
French: prédicat   German: Prädikat  
Icelandic: umsögn   Ido: predikato  
Interlingua: predicato   Russian: предикат  
Spanish: predicado   Swedish: (ett) predikat  
 
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