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pred·i·cate

 (prĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
v. pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing, pred·i·cates
v.tr.
1. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example): I predicated my argument on the facts.
2. To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something: The sermon predicated the perfectibility of humankind.
3. To carry the connotation of; imply.
4. Logic To make (a term or expression) the predicate of a proposition.
5. To proclaim or assert; declare.
v.intr.
To make a statement or assertion.
n. (-kĭt)
1. Grammar One of the two main constituents of a sentence or clause, modifying the subject and including the verb, objects, or phrases governed by the verb, as opened the door in Jane opened the door or is very sleepy in The child is very sleepy.
2. Logic That part of a proposition that is affirmed or denied about the subject. For example, in the proposition We are mortal, mortal is the predicate.
adj. (-kĭt)
1. Grammar Of or belonging to the predicate of a sentence or clause.
2. Stated or asserted; predicated.

[Late Latin praedicāre, praedicāt-, from Latin, to proclaim : prae-, pre- + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

pred′i·ca′tion n.
pred′i·ca′tion·al adj.
pred′i·ca′tive adj.
pred′i·ca′tive·ly adv.

predicate

vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr; when tr, may take a clause as object) to proclaim, declare, or affirm
2. to imply or connote
3. (foll by: on or upon) to base or found (a proposition, argument, etc)
4. (Logic) logic
a. to assert or affirm (a property, characteristic, or condition) of the subject of a proposition
b. to make (a term, expression, etc) the predicate of a proposition
n
5. (Grammar) grammar
a. the part of a sentence in which something is asserted or denied of the subject of a sentence; one of the two major components of a sentence, the other being the subject
b. (as modifier): a predicate adjective.
6. (Logic) logic
a. an expression that is derived from a sentence by the deletion of a name
b. a property, characteristic, or attribute that may be affirmed or denied of something. The categorial statement all men are mortal relates two predicates, is a man and is mortal
c. the term of a categorial proposition that is affirmed or denied of its subject. In this example all men is the subject, and mortal is the predicate
d. a function from individuals to truth values, the truth set of the function being the extension of the predicate
adj
of or relating to something that has been predicated
[C16: from Latin praedicāre to assert publicly, from prae in front, in public + dīcere to say]
ˌprediˈcation n

pred•i•cate

(v. ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adj., n. -kɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to proclaim; declare; affirm; assert.
2. Logic.
a. to affirm or assert (something) of the subject of a proposition.
b. to make (a term) the predicate of such a proposition.
3. to connote; imply: Their apology predicates a new attitude.
4. to found or derive (a statement, action, etc.); base (usu. fol. by on): to predicate one's behavior on faith in humanity.
v.i.
5. to make an affirmation or assertion.
adj.
6. predicated.
7. belonging to or used in the predicate of a sentence.
n.
8. a syntactic unit that functions as one of the two main constituents of a sentence, the other being the subject, and that consists of a verb and any words governed by the verb or modifying it, as objects, complements, or adverbs, the whole often expressing the action performed by or the state attributed to the subject, as is here in The package is here.
9. Logic. that which is affirmed or denied concerning the subject of a proposition.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French predicat) < Medieval Latin praedicātum, n. use of neuter of Latin praedicātus, past participle of praedicāre to declare publicly, assert =prae- pre- + dicāre to show, indicate, make known; compare preach]
pred`i•ca′tion, n.
pred`i•ca′tion•al, adj.
pred′i•ca`tive (-ˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə-) adj.
pred′i•ca`tive•ly, adv.

predicate


Past participle: predicated
Gerund: predicating

Imperative
predicate
predicate
Present
I predicate
you predicate
he/she/it predicates
we predicate
you predicate
they predicate
Preterite
I predicated
you predicated
he/she/it predicated
we predicated
you predicated
they predicated
Present Continuous
I am predicating
you are predicating
he/she/it is predicating
we are predicating
you are predicating
they are predicating
Present Perfect
I have predicated
you have predicated
he/she/it has predicated
we have predicated
you have predicated
they have predicated
Past Continuous
I was predicating
you were predicating
he/she/it was predicating
we were predicating
you were predicating
they were predicating
Past Perfect
I had predicated
you had predicated
he/she/it had predicated
we had predicated
you had predicated
they had predicated
Future
I will predicate
you will predicate
he/she/it will predicate
we will predicate
you will predicate
they will predicate
Future Perfect
I will have predicated
you will have predicated
he/she/it will have predicated
we will have predicated
you will have predicated
they will have predicated
Future Continuous
I will be predicating
you will be predicating
he/she/it will be predicating
we will be predicating
you will be predicating
they will be predicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predicating
you have been predicating
he/she/it has been predicating
we have been predicating
you have been predicating
they have been predicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predicating
you will have been predicating
he/she/it will have been predicating
we will have been predicating
you will have been predicating
they will have been predicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predicating
you had been predicating
he/she/it had been predicating
we had been predicating
you had been predicating
they had been predicating
Conditional
I would predicate
you would predicate
he/she/it would predicate
we would predicate
you would predicate
they would predicate
Past Conditional
I would have predicated
you would have predicated
he/she/it would have predicated
we would have predicated
you would have predicated
they would have predicated

predicate

The part of a sentence that asserts or denies something, often containing a verb and the object of the sentence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predicate - (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"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
2.predicate - one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
Verb1.predicate - make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'"
interrelate, relate - be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"
2.predicate - affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
assert, asseverate, maintain - state categorically
3.predicate - involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

predicate

verb
be predicated on be based on, rest on, be founded on, be built on, be established on, be grounded on The whole process of unification is predicated on the hope of economic growth.

predicate

verb
To provide a basis for:
Translations
خَبر المُبتَدأ
сказуемо
přísudekpredikát
prædikat
predikaatti
prédicatprédiquer
állítmány
umsögn, umsagnarliîur
predikatastarinys
izteicējs
prísudok

predicate

A. [ˈpredɪkɪt] N (Ling) → predicado m
B. [ˈpredɪkeɪt] VT
1. to be predicated (up)onestar basado en, partir de
2. (= imply) → implicar

predicate

[ˈprɛdɪkət] n (LINGUISTICS)prédicat m

predicate

n (Gram) → Prädikat nt, → Satzaussage f; (Logic) → Aussage f; predicate nounprädikatives Substantiv, Prädikativ(um) nt
vt (= imply, connote)aussagen; (= assert, state)behaupten; to predicate something on something (= base)etw auf etw (dat)gründen; to predicate something of something (= assert as quality of)etw von etw behaupten

predicate

[n, adj ˈprɛdɪkɪt; vb ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt]
1. n (Gram) → predicato
2. adj (Gram) → predicativo/a
3. vt
a. (frm) (imply) → asserire
b. (frm) (idea) to be predicated on sthdipendere da qc

predicate

(ˈpredikət) noun
what is said about the subject of a sentence. We live in London; The president of the republic died.
References in classic literature ?
When one thing is predicated of another, all that which is predicable of the predicate will be predicable also of the subject.
But where one genus is subordinate to another, there is nothing to prevent their having the same differentiae: for the greater class is predicated of the lesser, so that all the differentiae of the predicate will be differentiae also of the subject.
The Celt in all his variants from Builth to Ballyhoo, His mental processes are plain--one knows what he will do, And can logically predicate his finish by his start: But the English--ah, the English
Granting the continuity of life," said he, in his most didactic manner, "none of us can predicate what opportunities of observation one may have from what we may call the spirit plane to the plane of matter.
It certainly could not be refuted by a philosophy such as Kant's, in which, no less than in the previously mentioned systems, the history of the human mind and the nature of language are almost wholly ignored, and the certainty of objective knowledge is transferred to the subject; while absolute truth is reduced to a figment, more abstract and narrow than Plato's ideas, of 'thing in itself,' to which, if we reason strictly, no predicate can be applied.
There is a certain sort of fellow--we who are used to studying boys all know him well enough--of whom you can predicate with almost positive certainty, after he has been a month at school, that he is sure to have a fight, and with almost equal certainty that he will have but one.
They epitomize the experience of their fellow-mortal, and pronounce judgment on him in neat syntax, and feel themselves wise and virtuous--conquerors over the temptations they define in well- selected predicates.
Your I is both subject and object; it predicates things of itself and is the things predicated.
Of a vague subject, such as a "this," which is both an image and its prototype, contradictory predicates are true simultaneously: this existed and does not exist, since it is a thing remembered, but also this exists and did not exist, since it is a present image.
The FDA s evaluation found that Camel Crush Bold, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter, Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter Menthol and Vantage Tech 13 cigarettes were not substantially equivalent (NSE) to their respective predicate products (i.
In chapter one, all this is laid out, and throughout the book, Edwards states that there are basically four roles for properties, two metaphysical (to ground similarities among objects, justified by the one over many argument; to ground an object's causal powers) and two semantic (to provide something to serve as the meaning or reference of predicate terms; to serve as the referent of abstract singular terms, justified by the reference and the quantification argument).
20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Vapor (Atlantic Cigs) confirms they were contacted by Altria regarding the purchase of the electronic cigarette predicate product but at this time no offer was accepted.