Meaning of PREDICATE in English

■ noun 'prɛdɪkət

1》 Grammar the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject (e.g. went home in John went home ).

2》 Logic something which is affirmed or denied concerning an argument of a proposition.

■ verb 'prɛdɪkeɪt

1》 Grammar & Logic state, affirm, or assert (something) about the subject of a sentence or an argument of a proposition.

↘declare or assert as true or existing.

2》 ( ~ something on/upon ) found or base something on.


predication noun


ME: from L. praedicatum 'something declared', neut. of praedicatus , from praedicare , from prae 'beforehand' + dicare 'make known'.

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