- 1[usually passive] predicate something on/upon something to base something on a particular belief, idea or principle Democracy is predicated upon the rule of law.
- 2predicate that… | predicate something to state that something is true The article predicates that the market collapse was caused by weakness of the dollar. Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin praedicatum
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predicate
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪt//he / she / it predicates
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪts//past simple predicated
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪd//past participle predicated
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪd//-ing form predicating
BrE BrE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpredɪkeɪtɪŋ//