Meaning of PREDICATE in English
v. & n.
1. assert or affirm as true or existent.
2 (foll. by on) found or base (a statement etc.) on.
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).
Etymology: L praedicare praedicat- proclaim (as PRAE-, dicare declare)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012