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English definition of “predicate”

predicate

noun [C]     /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.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of predicate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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