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 predication
Relation, indeed, is the abstract of all predication, and ought not to appear in a list along with special forms of itself.Logic|Carveth Read
Bain follows Mill in treating this as the final import of Predication.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto
But the two terms "subject" and "predication" are not co-ordinate.Studies in Logical Theory|John Dewey
A nominalist to the core, he held that definition and predication are either false or tautological.
He considered that predication involved either identity or special and exclusive implication of the predicate with the subject.
British Dictionary definitions for predication
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 predication
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.”