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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One of the two main constituents of a sentence; it contains the verb and its complements. 

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: One of the two main constituents of a sentence; it contains the verb and its complements. . Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To proclaim; declare; affirm; assert.

Usage examples (37)
  • Try not to predicate your whole judgment on just one action of the candidate.
  • The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'
  • Verb (used with object) : His retraction predicates a change of attitude. ,He predicated his behavior on his faith in humanity
  • Adjective : a predicate noun for more
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  • The predicate which is the part of speech has a short u sound in the last syllable, while the predicate which means to base has a long a in the last syllable.
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