Predicate meaning

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Predicate is a grammar term used to describe the part of the sentence which talks about the subject and which has a verb.

An example of predicate is "ate lunch" in the sentence "Mary ate lunch."

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To predicate is to agree that something is a quality or property of someone.

An example of predicate is to confirm the kindness of someone who has recently made a large contribution to a charity.

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To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something.

The sermon predicated the perfectibility of humankind.

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To base or establish (a statement or action, for example).

I predicated my argument on the facts.

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To make (a term or expression) the predicate of a proposition.
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Of or belonging to the predicate of a sentence or clause.
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To proclaim or assert; declare.
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Stated or asserted; predicated.
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To carry the connotation of; imply.
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To imply or connote.
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(grammar) The part of the sentence (clause) which states something about the subject or the object of the sentence.

In "The dog barked very loudly", the subject is "the dog" and the predicate is "barked very loudly".

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To announce or assert publicly.
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(logic) To state, assert.
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(originally US) To base (on); to assert on the grounds of.
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To make a statement or assertion.
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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.
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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.
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To proclaim; preach; declare; affirm.
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To affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.
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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.
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Something that is affirmed or denied about the subject of a proposition (Ex.: green in “grass is green”)
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Being or forming part of the predicate of a sentence.

A predicate adjective.

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In programming, a statement that evaluates an expression and provides a true or false answer based on the condition of the data.
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(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.

A nullary predicate is a proposition. Also, an instance of a predicate whose terms are all constant "” e.g., P(2,3) "” acts as a proposition.

A predicate can be thought of as either a relation (between elements of the domain of discourse) or as a truth-valued function (of said elements).

A predicate is either valid, satisfiable, or unsatisfiable.

There are two ways of binding a predicate's variables: one is to assign constant values to those variables, the other is to quantify over those variables (using universal or existential quantifiers). If all of a predicate's variables are bound, the resulting formula is a proposition.

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(computing) An operator or function that returns either true or false.
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To make an affirmation or statement.
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Origin of predicate

  • Late Latin praedicāre praedicāt- from Latin to proclaim prae- pre- dicāre to proclaim deik- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French predicate (French prédicat), from post-classical Late Latin praedicatum (“thing said of a subject"), a noun use of the neuter past participle of praedicare (“proclaim"), as Etymology 2, below.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Latin predicātus, perfect passive participle of praedicō, from prae + dicō (“declare, proclaim"), from dicō (“say, tell").
    From Wiktionary