- predicate [pred′i kāt΄; ] for n. [ & ] adj. [, pred′ikit]vt.predicated, predicating [L praedicatus, pp. of praedicare: see PREACH]1. Obs. to proclaim; preach; declare; affirm2.a) to affirm as a quality, attribute, or property of a person or thing [to predicate the honesty of another's motives]b) Logic to assert (something) about the subject of a proposition3. to affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.4. to imply or connotevi.to make an affirmation or statementn.[ML praedicatum, neut. of praedicatus: see PREDICATE the vt.]1. Gram. the verb or verbal phrase, including any complements, objects, and modifiers, that is one of the two immediate constituents of a sentence and asserts something about the subject2. Logic something that is affirmed or denied about the subject of a proposition (Ex.: green in “grass is green”)adj.Gram. of or having the nature of a predicate [a predicate adjective]predicationn.predicativeadj.predicativelyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.