- As a predicate; giving information about the subject of a sentence.
- The Dutch adjective ‘af’ can only be used predicatively.
Variant of predicate
transitive verbpredicated, predicating
- 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 of predicateClassical Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare: see preach
to make an affirmation or statement
- 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 of predicateML praedicatum, neut. of praedicatus: see predicatethe
Gram. of or having the nature of a predicate: a predicate adjective