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.
Origin of predicate
Related Words for predicatedsignify, affirm, imply, state, declare, mean, rest, proclaim, assert, base, aver, profess, establish
Examples from the Web for predicated
Contemporary Examples of predicated
They informed us that the money and Medicaid payments we received were predicated on a mistake.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
Mainstream blockbusters, especially action flicks, are often predicated on out of this world plots.Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame
June 14, 2014
But the rise of these firms is predicated almost entirely on success in their home markets.Yes We Can Still Market: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable
June 1, 2014
They are predicated on an assumption of fossil fuel scarcity and U.S. vulnerability to volatile global oil markets.Bringing U.S. Energy Policy Into the 21st Century
April 1, 2014
“CSI which goes on the air at nine is predicated on sexual predators,” said Holland.Porn's Behind-the-Camera Feminists
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of predicated
To some extent my friendship with these men was predicated on having a few drinks with them.The Old Game
Samuel G. Blythe
Therefore not-being cannot be predicated or expressed; for how can we say 'is,' 'are not,' without number?
Everything could be predicated of everything, or nothing of anything.
In the same way, 'animal' is also predicated of the individual man, but is not present in him.
Moreover, the definition of the differentia may be predicated of that of which the differentia itself is predicated.
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
Word Origin for predicate
mid-15c., a term in logic, from Middle French predicat and directly from Medieval Latin predicatum, from Latin praedicatum "that which is said of the subject," noun use of neuter past participle of praedicare "assert, proclaim, declare publicly," from prae- "forth, before" (see pre-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Grammatical sense is from 1630s. Related: Predicative; predicator; predicatory.
1887, from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)).
1550s, back formation from predication, or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)). Related: Predicated; predicating. Phrase predicated on "founded on, based on," is American English, first recorded 1766.