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Definition of predicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predicate
    he / she / it predicates
    past simple predicated
    -ing form predicating
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  1. 1[usually passive] predicate something on/upon something to base something on a particular belief, idea, or principle Democracy is predicated on the rule of law.
  2. 2predicate that… predicate something to state that something is true The article predicates that the market collapse was caused by weakness of the dollar.
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