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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of praedicare; PREACH

predicate

2 verb
     
pred‧i‧cate2

be predicated on/upon something

formal if an action or event is predicated on a belief or situation, it is based on it or depends on it:
The company's expansion was predicated on the assumption that sales would rise.

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