Meaning of PREDICATE in English


Pronunciation: ' pre-di-k ə t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin praedicatum, from neuter of praedicatus

Date: 15th century

1 a : something that is affirmed or denied of the subject in a proposition in logic b : a term designating a property or relation

2 : the part of a sentence or clause that expresses what is said of the subject and that usually consists of a verb with or without objects, complements, or adverbial modifiers

– pred · i · ca · tive \ -k ə -tiv, - ˌ k ā - \ adjective

– pred · i · ca · tive · ly adverb

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