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    predicate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word predicate

    Definition
    (noun) (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
    Example Sentence
    • `Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates
    Definition
    (noun) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
    Synonyms : verb phrase
    Definition
    (verb) make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition
    Example Sentence
    • The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'
    Definition
    (verb) affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
    Synonyms : proclaim
    Example Sentence
    • The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President
    Definition
    (verb) involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    Synonyms : connote
    Example Sentence
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for predicate

it is "necessary condition of consequence" ie. result is based upon predicate... remember it as... every PREDICTION is PREDICATED on some facts....

PREDICATE = PREDICTED NOW DECALRED, PRE + DIC + ATE

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