Meaning of PREDICATE in English

The noun is pronounced /predɪkət/. The verb is pronounced /predɪkeɪt/.

( predicated)


In some systems of grammar, the predicate of a clause is the part of it that is not the subject. For example, in ‘I decided what to do’, ‘decided what to do’ is the predicate.



If you say that one situation is predicated on another, you mean that the first situation can be true or real only if the second one is true or real. ( FORMAL )

Financial success is usually predicated on having money or being able to obtain it.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed on n / -ing

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