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Definition of predicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    predicate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt//
     
    (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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