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
Examples from the Web for predicative
A predicative adjective is usually placed after the verb, and noun or pronoun, to which it relates.
This is unnecessary if we regard συνεχῆ as predicative, and I think this way of taking it gives sufficient sense.
A phrase is often clearer if the conjunction ke be used instead of a predicative participle.
In a qualifying or predicative sense participles generally follow their noun or pronoun.
Its advent is not, however, predicative of any special happening.The Banshee|Elliot O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for predicative (1 of 2)
Derived Formspredicatively, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for predicative (2 of 2)
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 Formspredication, noun
Word Origin for predicate
Culture definitions for predicative
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.”