Definition of predicative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

predicative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈprɛdɪkət̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt̮ɪv//
 
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(of an adjective) coming after a verb such as be, become, get, seem, look. Many adjectives, for example old, can be either predicative as in The man is very old, or attributive as in an old man. Some, like asleep, can only be predicative.
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