Meaning of “predicative” in the English Dictionary

"predicative" in British English

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predicativeadjective

uk /prɪˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/ us /prɪˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
predicatively
adverb /prɪˈdɪk.ə.tɪv.li/ /prɪˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv.li/

Some adjectives, such as "asleep", can only be used predicatively.

(Definition of “predicative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)