American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example): I predicated my argument on the facts.
- v. To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something: The sermon predicated the perfectibility of humankind.
- v. To carry the connotation of; imply.
- v. Logic To make (a term or expression) the predicate of a proposition.
- v. To proclaim or assert; declare.
- v. To make a statement or assertion.
- n. 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.
- n. 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. Grammar Of or belonging to the predicate of a sentence or clause.
- adj. Stated or asserted; predicated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To declare; assert; affirm; specifically, to affirm as an attribute or quality of something; attribute as a property or characteristic.
- To assert, as a proposition or argument, upon given grounds or data; found; hence, to base, as an action, upon certain grounds or security: as, to predicate a loan.
- Predicated; belonging to a predicate; constituting a part of what is predicated or asserted of anything; made, through the instrumentality of a verb, to qualify its subject, or sometimes its direct object: thus, in the following sentences the italicized words are predicate: he is an invalid; he is ill; it made him ill; they elected him captain.
- n. That which is predicated or said of a subject in a proposition; in grammar, the word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed or denied of the subject; that part of the sentence which is not the subject. See proposition.
- n. A class name; a title by which a person or thing may be known, in virtue of belonging to a class.
- n. grammar The part of the sentence (or clause) which states something about the subject or the object of the sentence.
- n. logic A term of a statement, where the statement may be true or false depending on whether the thing referred to by the values of the statement's variables has the property signified by that (predicative) term.
- n. computing An operator or function that returns either true or false.
- v. transitive To announce or assert publicly.
- v. transitive, logic To state, assert.
- v. transitive To suppose, assume; to infer.
- v. transitive, originally US To base (on); to assert on the grounds of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another).
- v. U.S. To found; to base.
- v. To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation.
- n. (Logic) That which is affirmed or denied of the subject. In these propositions, “
Paper is white,” “ Ink is not white,” whitenessis the predicateaffirmed of paper and denied of ink.
- n. (Gram.) The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject.
- adj. Predicated.
- v. involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
- v. make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition
- v. affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
- n. one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
- n. (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
- From Latin predicātus, perfect passive participle of praedicō, from prae + dicō ("declare, proclaim"), from dicō ("say, tell"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin praedicāre, praedicāt-, from Latin, to proclaim : prae-, pre- + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“-- The short line following the subject line represents the entire predicate, and is supposed to be continued in the three horizontal lines that follow, each of which represents one of the parts of the _compound predicate_.”
“a modifier of the subject, because ----; _rudely_ is a modifier of the predicate, because ----; _The letters_ is the modified subject, _were rudely carved_ is the _modified predicate_.”
“Ask someone to tell you what a predicate is and be prepared to see the deer-in-the-headlight phenomenon!”
“Here Nishida might have further developed a phenomenology of the agency of predication, but instead he moves to a more logical account of its scope and developed what he called a predicate logic.”
“A [X: = T] where T is any term predicate, which may itself involve a quantification over all predicates.”
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“A series of statements in predicate logic where the impact of the piece comes from the viewer’s epiphanic recognition of a missing step or an invalid inference that has some broader significance in the total context of the work?”
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“At the same time, though, she is denied the agency of humanity -- is twice removed from it, in fact, in a sentence where her kin (her male kin) are the subject, and the predicate is their passive observation of another agency (the "priests") acting upon an individual reduced to the status of object.”
“The predicate is a Red city in a Red state, so some cooperation can be gotten from the government.”
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