Definition of predicatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɪˈdɪkətɪvli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪvli//
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in a sentence position that is after a verb such as be, become, get, seem, look. Many adjectives, for example old, can occur either predicatively, as in The man is very old, or attributively as in an old man. Some, like asleep, can only be used predicatively.