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predicate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
predicatepred‧i‧cate1 /ˈpredɪkət/ noun [countable]  SLG technical the part of a sentence that makes a statement about the subject, such as ‘swim’ in ‘Fish swim’ and ‘is an artist’ in ‘She is an artist’subject
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predicateThe condition is a predicate which is true of just those states N that the action can be applied to.In addition to pronouns and agreeing predicates, person or participant-role is marked in various other ways.Existence predicates are prime instruments for making such claims explicit.Usually, conceptual clusterers employ the natural hierarchy of predicates directly, and make no mention of a metric.The natural rules for this task have conditions which also include the predicate which checks that two things are different.This predicate is sometimes given in terms of an entity which occurs in goal states and not in others.A state of the blocks world is portrayed as an assertion, formed with predicate symbols.
predicatepred‧i‧cate2 /ˈpredɪkeɪt/ verb   be predicated on/upon something→ See Verb table
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predicateIt is not individual qualities that we ever have occasion to predicate.The only meaning of predicating a quality at all, is to affirm a resemblance.In this sense he was predicating his examination upon the operation of a self-regulating system for both state and private economy.But we never have occasion to predicate of an object the individual and instantaneous impressions which it produces in us.It was predicated on a quack cure called powder of sympathy.Social norms, social expectations, are not predicated on abusive childhoods.It is not predicated on any such view.Furthermore, the protection from coercion which the market system provides is predicated upon the widespread dispersion of economic power.
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Verb table
predicate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypredicate
he, she, itpredicates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypredicated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave predicated
he, she, ithas predicated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad predicated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill predicate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have predicated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam predicating
he, she, itis predicating
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you, we, theyare predicating
Past
I, he, she, itwas predicating
you, we, theywere predicating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been predicating
he, she, ithas been predicating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been predicating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be predicating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been predicating
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