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.
ME: from L. praedicatum 'something declared', neut. of praedicatus , from praedicare , from prae 'beforehand' + dicare 'make known'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004