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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Example sentences from the Web for 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|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mainstream blockbusters, especially action flicks, are often predicated on out of this world plots.Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame|Amy Zimmerman|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Daniel Gross|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are predicated on an assumption of fossil fuel scarcity and U.S. vulnerability to volatile global oil markets.
“CSI which goes on the air at nine is predicated on sexual predators,” said Holland.
On the contrary, the soul is identical with the Soul-essence, when she is simple, and when she is not predicated of anything else.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Chastity cannot be predicated of those who believe marriages to be unchaste.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
Their liking had matured into an attachment, which might have been predicated upon their consonance of feeling and sentiment.Alone|Marion Harland
Self-existence is inconceivable; and this holds true whatever be the nature of the object of which it is predicated.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
That is to say, "difference" must be predicated of the Thing in itself!The Basis of Morality|Arthur Schopenhauer
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Derived forms of predicatepredication, noun
Word Origin for predicate
Cultural definitions for predicated
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.”