Meaning of “predicate” in the English Dictionary

"predicate" in British English

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predicatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpred.ɪ.kət/ us /ˈpred.ə.kət/ 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 /ˈpred.ɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈpred.ɪ.keɪt/ formal

(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 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.

(Definition of “predicate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)