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predicate

noun [C] uk   /ˈpred.ɪ.kət/ us    /-kɪt/ specialized
in grammar, the part of a sentence that contains the verb and gives information about the subject: In the sentence 'We went to the airport', 'went to the airport' is the predicate.

predicate

verb [T] uk   /ˈpred.ɪ.keɪt/ formal us  
to say that something is true: [+ that] It would be unwise to predicate that the disease is caused by a virus before further tests have been carried out. be predicated on sth If an idea or argument is predicated on something, it depends on the existence or truth of this thing: The sales forecast is predicated on the assumption that the economy will grow by four percent.
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