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6 definitions found
 for predicate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predicate \Pred"i*cate\, v. i.
     To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation.
     --Sir M. Hale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predicate \Pred"i*cate\, n. [L. praedicatum, neut. of
     praedicatus, p. p. praedicare: cf. F. pr['e]dicat. See
     Predicate, v. t.]
     1. (Logic) That which is affirmed or denied of the subject.
        In these propositions, "Paper is white," "Ink is not
        white," whiteness is the predicate affirmed of paper and
        denied of ink.
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     2. (Gram.) The word or words in a proposition which express
        what is affirmed of the subject.
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     Syn: Affirmation; declaration.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predicate \Pred"i*cate\, a. [L. praedicatus, p. p.]
     Predicated.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predicate \Pred"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predicated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Predicating.] [L. praedicatus, p. p. of
     praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim. See Preach.]
     1. To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of
        another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.
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     2. To found; to base. [U.S.]
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     Note: Predicate is sometimes used in the United States for
           found or base; as, to predicate an argument on certain
           principles; to predicate a statement on information
           received. Predicate is a term in logic, and used only
           in a single case, namely, when we affirm one thing of
           another. "Similitude is not predicated of essences or
           substances, but of figures and qualities only."
           --Cudworth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  predicate
      n 1: (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"
      2: one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate
         contains the verb and its complements [syn: predicate,
         verb phrase]
      v 1: make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The
           predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the
           sentence `Fido is a dog'"
      2: affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech
         predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
         [syn: predicate, proclaim]
      3: involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic;
         "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"
         [syn: connote, predicate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "predicate":
     IC analysis, advance, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, allegation,
     allege, announce, announcement, annunciate, annunciation,
     appositive, argue, assert, assertion, assever, asseverate,
     asseveration, attribute, attributive, aver, averment, avouch,
     avouchment, avow, avowal, bottom, complement, conclusion,
     construction modifier, contend, creed, cutting, declaration,
     declare, deep structure, depose, dictum, direct object, enunciate,
     enunciation, establish, express, filler, form-function unit, found,
     function, ground, have, hold, immediate constituent analysis,
     indirect object, insist, ipse dixit, issue a manifesto, lay down,
     levels, maintain, manifesto, modifier, object, phrase structure,
     pose, posit, position, position paper, positive declaration,
     postulate, predication, proclaim, proclamation, profess,
     profession, pronounce, pronouncement, propose, proposition,
     propound, protest, protestation, put, put it, qualifier, ranks,
     rest, say, say-so, saying, set down, set forth, shallow structure,
     slot, slot and filler, speak, speak out, speak up, stance, stand,
     stand for, stand on, state, statement, stay, strata, structure,
     subject, submit, surface structure, syntactic analysis,
     syntactic structure, syntactics, syntax, tagmeme,
     underlying structure, utterance, vouch, word, word arrangement,
     word order
  
  

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