Variant of predicate
- Obsolete to proclaim; preach; declare; affirm
- to affirm as a quality, attribute, or property of a person or thing: to predicate the honesty of another's motives
- Logic to assert (something) about the subject of a proposition
- to affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.
- to imply or connote
Origin: L praedicatus, past participle of praedicare: see preach
- Gram. the verb or verbal phrase, including any complements, objects, and modifiers, that is one of the two immediate constituents of a sentence and asserts something about the subject
- Logic something that is affirmed or denied about the subject of a proposition (Ex.: green in “grass is green”)
Origin: ML praedicatum, neut. of praedicatus: see predicatethe
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