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"predicate" in British English

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predicatenoun [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.

predicateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpred.ɪ.keɪt/ formal
to say that something is ​true: [+ that] It would be ​unwise to predicate that the ​disease is ​caused by a ​virus before ​furthertests 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 ​salesforecast is predicated on the ​assumption that the ​economy will ​grow by four ​percent.
(Definition of predicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"predicate" in American English

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predicatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpred·ɪ·kɪt/

predicate noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the ​part of a ​sentence that gives ​information about the ​subject: In the ​sentence "We went to the ​airport," "went to the ​airport" is the predicate.

predicateverb [T]

 us   /ˈpred·əˌkeɪt/ fml

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 ​currentevidence.predicated on If an ​idea or ​argument is predicated on something, it ​depends on the ​existence or ​truth of that thing: The ​salesforecast is predicated on a ​growingeconomy.
(Definition of predicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “predicate”
in Spanish predicado…
in Vietnamese khẳng định…
in Malaysian predikat…
in Thai ภาคแสดง…
in French prédicat…
in German die Satzaussage…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谓语…
in Turkish yüklem, yüklem öbeği…
in Russian сказуемое…
in Indonesian predikat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謂語…
in Polish orzeczenie…
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