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predicate

pred·i·cate

predicate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pre d keIt
inflections: predicated, predicates, predicating
definition 1: to declare or assert, often as a belief.
synonyms:
allege, aver, avouch, avow
similar words:
advance, affirm, assert, asseverate, claim, contend, declare, maintain, postulate, proclaim, profess
definition 2: to use as a foundation or justification for a statement, belief, or course of action (usu. fol. by on).
He predicated his argument on a law of physics.
synonyms:
ground
similar words:
base, found
definition 3: in logic, to declare (something) about the subject of a proposition.
definition 4: to carry the implication of; connote.
synonyms:
connote, imply, signify
similar words:
denote, entail, import, indicate, presume, represent, suggest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: pre d keIt
definition: to make a declaration or statement.
synonyms:
declare, pronounce
similar words:
decree, profess
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: pre d kiht
definition: in grammar, belonging or pertaining to the predicate of a sentence.
a predicate adjective
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pre d kiht
definition: in grammar, the part of a sentence that explains the action, effect, or condition of the subject, consisting of the verb and all the words that modify or are affected by the verb.
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derivations: predicative (adj.), predicatively (adv.), predication (n.)