Predicate is a grammar term used to describe the part of the sentence which talks about the subject and which has a verb.(noun)
An example of predicate is "ate lunch" in the sentence "Mary ate lunch."
To predicate is to agree that something is a quality or property of someone.(verb)
An example of predicate is to confirm the kindness of someone who has recently made a large contribution to a charity.
See predicate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L praedicatus, pp. of praedicare: see preach
Origin: ML praedicatum, neut. of praedicatus: see predicatethe
See predicate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing, pred·i·cates verb, transitive
Origin: Late Latin praedicāre, praedicāt-
Origin: , from Latin, to proclaim
Origin: : prae-, pre-
Origin: + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about predicate