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v. pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing, pred·i·cates
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.
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.


[ˈprɛdɪkeɪtɪd] adj
to be predicated on sth → supposer qch
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.
Your I is both subject and object; it predicates things of itself and is the things predicated.
If there is any thing exceptionable, it must be sought for in the specific powers upon which this general declaration is predicated.
which I think may be predicated of any one who knows that the bread of many is owing to his own largesses.
When he superimposed a feverish metropolis on a waste of timbered, snow-covered flat, he predicated first the gold-strike that made the city possible, and next he had an eye for steamboat landings, sawmill and warehouse locations, and all the needs of a far-northern mining city.
There was a character about Madame Defarge, from which one might have predicated that she did not often make mistakes against herself in any of the reckonings over which she presided.
With species in a state of nature, every naturalist has in fact brought descent into his classification; for he includes in his lowest grade, or that of a species, the two sexes; and how enormously these sometimes differ in the most important characters, is known to every naturalist: scarcely a single fact can be predicated in common of the males and hermaphrodites of certain cirripedes, when adult, and yet no one dreams of separating them.
Similarly, in this alternation the resultative logical structure (BECOME betogether' (y [LAMBDA] z)), realized by the resultative phrase together, could be regarded as a simultaneous change of state taking place at the same time as the first one, (BECOME be-next to' (y, z)), which is part of the internal semantic configuration of the predicates join and attach; the resultative phrase "describes the state achieved by the referent of the noun phrase it is predicated of as a result of the action named by the verb" (Levin 1999: 100-01).
For instance, "a man is an animal" is a necessary premise, based on predicative necessity, since an animal is necessarily predicated of a man.
Thus, it can be predicted that there are no languages in which words denoting actions require a derivational affix in order to be predicated, but words denoting objects and properties do not.