Definition of PREDICATES

noun : PREDICATES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

verb : PREDICATES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

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


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