Meaning of PREDICATE in English

PREDICATE

v. & n.

--v.tr.

1. assert or affirm as true or existent.

2 (foll. by on) found or base (a statement etc.) on.

--n.

1. Gram. what is said about the subject of a sentence etc. (e.g. went home in John went home).

2 Logic a what is predicated. b what is affirmed or denied of the subject by means of the copula (e.g. mortal in all men are mortal).

Derivatives:

predication n.

Etymology: L praedicare praedicat- proclaim (as PRAE-, dicare declare)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.