(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"
predicate, verb phrase(verb)
one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
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"
to assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow
to found; to base
to affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation
that which is affirmed or denied of the subject. In these propositions, "Paper is white," "Ink is not white," whiteness is the predicate affirmed of paper and denied of ink
the word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject
Origin: [L. praedicatus, p. p.]
There are two competing notions of the predicate in theories of grammar. Traditional grammar tends to view a predicate as one of two main parts of a sentence, the other part being the subject. The purpose of the predicate is to modify the subject. The other understanding of predicates is inspired from work in predicate calculus and is prominent in modern theories of syntax and grammar. On this approach, the predicate of a sentence corresponds mainly to the main verb and any auxiliaries that accompany the main verb, whereby the arguments of that predicate are outside of the predicate. The competition between these two concepts has generated confusion concerning the use of the term predicate in theories of grammar. This article considers both of these notions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pred′i-kāt, v.t. to affirm one thing of another: to assert: to base on certain grounds.—n. (logic and gram.) that which is stated of the subject.—n. Predicā′tion, act of predicating: assertion: affirmation.—adj. Predicā′tive, expressing predication or affirmation: affirming: asserting.—adv. Pred′icātively.—adj. Pred′icātory, affirmative. [L. prædicāre, -ātum, to proclaim.]
The numerical value of predicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of predicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is a certain power of an indictment that had not been present in the equation, at this point, it's hard to see what the predicate is for a Chris Christie presidential run.
We agree with the trial court that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties by engaging in conduct that fell outside the range of reasonableness, and that this was a sufficient predicate for its finding of aiding and abetting liability against Royal Bank of Canada.
And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something, he's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody - the press and everybody's going,' Oh, well, that's racist,' and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.
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- прэдыка́т, выка́знікBelarusian
- predikát, přísudekCzech
- väittää, predikaatti, olettaa, ilmoittaa, vakuuttaaFinnish
- פדיקט, נָשׂוּא, פרדיקטHebrew
- umsögn, umsagnarliður, byggja á, umsagnarökfræði, grundvalla áIcelandic
- predikaat, gezegdeDutch
- orzeczenie, funkcja zdaniowa, predykatPolish
- predicado, basear-se em, predicar, pregar, suporPortuguese
- predicat, (a) predicaRomanian
- сказу́емое, предика́тRussian
- predikat, предикат, prirok, прирокSerbo-Croatian
- предика́т, прису́докUkrainian
- thuộc từ, vị ngữVietnamese
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