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  • one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
  • (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
    • `Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates
  • involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well
  • affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
    • The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President
  • make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition
    • The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'
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