predicate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈprɛdɪkət/

Noun[change]

Singular
predicate

Plural
predicates

  1. (grammar) A predicate is the head of a clause and says something about the subject.

Verb[change]

Plain form
predicate

Third-person singular
predicates

Past tense
predicated

Past participle
predicated

Present participle
predicating

  1. (transitive) If you predicate something, you state or assert it.
  2. (transitive) If you predicate a statement, you declare it in public; you make a public statement.