verb (used with object), pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing.
- to affirm or assert (something) of the subject of a proposition.
- to make (a term) the predicate of such a proposition.
verb (used without object), pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing.
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Some of that will be predicated on how well its international business does give that it accounted for 15% of its second-quarter revenues despite making up almost 75% of the user base.‘We want to drive more transactions’: As e-commerce sales accelerate, more media dollars are going to Pinterest|Seb Joseph|September 30, 2020|Digiday
Globalization—the ideal of an interconnected world—is predicated on the idea that we are stronger working together than split apart.The next wave of globalization will be made possible by remote work|Jackie Bischof|September 27, 2020|Quartz
However, the busybody’s actions and activities are predicated not on what is visible but by what they imagine they are seeing, and this is where it gets dicey.BusyBodyism: The Internet Brew of Whiteness and Class|Eugene Robinson|September 26, 2020|Ozy
The rules governing the trust layer display are predicated on a very shallow “job category” to “job type” to a keyword-based ontology.A new era has arrived in local search: Google’s Local Trust Pack|Justin Sanger|September 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
Overnight, multinational law firms closed their offices, and businesses predicated on collaboration and “face time” moved their faces to video-conferencing software.How to nurture company culture when everyone’s working from home|Cassie Werber|August 9, 2020|Quartz
FRIEDMAN: I think you also laid the predicate for the Iran negotiations.
His 2004 Democratic Convention address propelled him into the national spotlight, laying the presidential predicate.
The major term is usually the predicate of the major premise and the predicate of the conclusion.
An argument that uses as a premise such a cause may predicate its effect as a conclusion with absolute certainty.
Forcing the subject toward the position usually occupied by the predicate emphasizes the subject.
Unity therefore dwells within us, and it is in us without the object of which we predicate that it is some one thing.
To predicate it of activity, would be to make it depend on things alien to virtue and the soul.
British Dictionary definitions for predicate
verb (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt) (mainly tr)
- to assert or affirm (a property, characteristic, or condition) of the subject of a proposition
- to make (a term, expression, etc) the predicate of a proposition
- the part of a sentence in which something is asserted or denied of the subject of a sentence; one of the two major components of a sentence, the other being the subject
- (as modifier)a predicate adjective
- an expression that is derived from a sentence by the deletion of a name
- a property, characteristic, or attribute that may be affirmed or denied of something. The categorial statement all men are mortal relates two predicates, is a man and is mortal
- the term of a categorial proposition that is affirmed or denied of its subject. In this example all men is the subject, and mortal is the predicate
- a function from individuals to truth values, the truth set of the function being the extension of the predicate
Derived forms of predicatepredication, noun
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Cultural definitions for predicate
The part of a sentence that shows what is being said about the subject. The predicate includes the main verb and all its modifiers. In the following sentence, the italicized portion is the predicate: “Olga's dog was the ugliest creature on four legs.”