noun , verb
/ ˈpredɪkət; NAmE / ( grammar ) a part of a sentence containing a verb that makes a statement about the subject of the verb, such as went home in John went home.
—compare object noun (5)
■ verb / ˈpredɪkeɪt/ ( formal )
[ vn ] [ usually passive ] predicate sth on / upon sth to base sth on a particular belief, idea or principle :
Democracy is predicated upon the rule of law.
to state that sth is true :
[ v that ]
The article predicates that the market collapse was caused by weakness of the dollar.
[also vn ]
late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin praedicatum something declared, neuter of praedicatus declared, proclaimed, past participle of the verb praedicare , from prae beforehand + dicare make known.