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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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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