[ pred-i-key-ter ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪ tər /

noun Grammar.

the verbal element of a clause or sentence.

Origin of predicator

1425–75 for an earlier sense; late Middle English: preacher < Latin praedicātor publicizer; see predicate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for predicator


/ (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə) /


(in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement
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