Dictionary Results for predicates

1. predicate - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): term

2. predicate - noun

· one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements

Synonym(s): verb_phrase

Hypernym(s): phrase

3. predicate - verb

· make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'"

Hypernym(s): relate, interrelate

4. predicate - verb

· affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

Synonym(s): proclaim

Hypernym(s): assert, asseverate, maintain

5. predicate - verb

· involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"

Synonym(s): connote

Hypernym(s): imply

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