Definition of “predicate” - English Dictionary

“predicate” in British English

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predicatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpred.ɪ.kət/ us /ˈpred.ə.kət/ specialized

predicateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpred.ɪ.keɪt/ 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 further tests 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 sales forecast 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 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)