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Definition of Predicate

  • To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.
  • To found; to base.
  • To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation.
  • That which is affirmed or denied of the subject. In these propositions, “Paper is white,” “Ink is not white,” whiteness is the predicate affirmed of paper and denied of ink.
  • The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject.
  • Predicated.
  • one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
  • (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
  • involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
  • affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
  • make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition

How to use predicate in a sentence. Predicate pronunciation.

No poor little earthling, caught in the enormous grip of chance, and so swerved from the established customs of men, could possibly be guilty of that depth of vileness which the attitude of the world would seem to predicate so inevitably.
That's the very question, for there is a choice between two places; and, according to the choice, will the word _theopneustos_ become part of the subject, or part of the predicate; which will make a world of difference.
I have repeatedly observed my terrier when under dream influence, and have been able to predicate the substance of his dreams from his actions.
Sentences straight from his note book, lacking either in subject or predicate, occur here and there.
She could comprehend certain primal and analogous characteristics in a hungry wolf-dog or a starving man, and predicate lines of action to be pursued by either under like conditions.
Now, as in all the other systems the stone is admitted to be symbolic, and the tradition connected with it mystical, we are compelled to assume the same predicates of the masonic stone.
The predicates שילל and ערום cannot be explained upon the supposition that the prophet describes only his own painful feelings on account of the condition of his people.
The whole section 1Chronicles xxii.-xxix. is a startling instance of that statistical phantasy of the Jews which revels in vast sums of money on paper (xxii. 14), in artificial marshallings of names and numbers (xxiii.-xxvii.), in the enumeration of mere subjects without predicates, which simply stand on parade and neither signify nor do anything.
The predicates are stripped off, so far as they admit of such treatment, and the subjects duly entered in a catalogue with connecting text.
Any adjective describing a human attribute may be taken as a predicate, as, good, bad, strong, sleepy, and employed with the modifications of the word _nginya_. _Prepositions_.
Can we then, if it is ever passing out below, predicate about it; first, that it is that; next, that it has this or that quality; or must it not be that, even as we speak, it should straightway become some other thing, and go out under on its way, and be no longer as it is?
What _his_ 'death-bed' may be it is not my province to predicate; let him settle it with his Maker, as I must do with mine.
We predicate of a poet a great sincerity, a great imagination, a great passion, a great intellect; these are the master qualities, and yet we are compelled to see here-if we would not wilfully be blind or blindfold-a poet, yes, a true poet, with a perfervid fancy rather than an imagination, a poet with puny passions, a poet with no more than the momentary and impulsive sincerity of an infirm soul, a poet with small intellect-and thrice a poet.
Rather than justify the things I have ventured to affirm as to Swinburne's little intellect, and paltry degree of sincerity, and rachitic passion, and tumid fancy-judgement-confounding things to predicate of a poet-I turn to the happier task of praise.
It certainly could not be refuted by a philosophy such as Kant's, in which, no less than in the previously mentioned systems, the history of the human mind and the nature of language are almost wholly ignored, and the certainty of objective knowledge is transferred to the subject; while absolute truth is reduced to a figment, more abstract and narrow than Plato's ideas, of 'thing in itself,' to which, if we reason strictly, no predicate can be applied.
His names presuppose creation and predicate His existence and will.
If we conceive of a time when there were no creatures, no servants, no subjects of divine lordship we dethrone God and predicate a time when God was not.
It was, perhaps, the decorum and sustained dignity of the _composition_-the workmanship apart from the native grandeur of the materials-the majestic style of the artistic treatment as distinguished from the original creative power-which Dryden, the translator of the Roman poet, familiar therefore with his weakness and with his strength, meant in this place to predicate as characteristically observable in Virgil.
As the highest forms of thought Geulincx names subject (the empty concept of an existent, _ens_ or _quod est_) and predicate _(modus entis_), and derives them from two fundamental activities of the mind, a combining function _(simulsumtio, totatio_) and an abstracting function (one which removes the _nota subjecti_).
The laws to which an action must conform in order to deserve the predicate "good" are three in number (II. 28): by the divine law "men judge whether their actions are sins or duties"; by the civil law, "whether they be criminal or innocent" (deserving of punishment or not); by the law of opinion or reputation, "whether they be virtues or vices.

Examples of Predicate

Example #1
Jennie was now to witness the unjust interpretation of that wonder of nature, which, but for Brander's death, might have been consecrated and hallowed as one of the ideal functions of life.
Example #2
The accidental variation from a given social practice does not necessarily entail sin.
Example #3
Let us try it both ways:- 1.
Example #4
The _is_ must be supplied; but _where_ must it be supplied?
Example #5
Like man, the dog is sometimes unable to differentiate between his waking and dreaming thoughts; he confounds the one with the other, and follows out in his waking state the ideas suggested by his dreams.
Example #6
When the active consciousness is stilled by slumber, subconsciousness or ganglionic consciousness remains awake, and sometimes makes itself evident in dreams.