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predicate

verb [T]  /ˈpred·əˌkeɪt/ fml us  

predicate verb [T] (STATE)

to state that something is true: [+ that clause] One cannot predicate that the disease is caused by a virus on the basis of current evidence. predicated on If an idea or argument is predicated on something, it depends on the existence or truth of that thing: The sales forecast is predicated on a growing economy.
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