Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun predicate

2 senses of predicate

Sense 1
predicate -- ((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; "`Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates")
       => term -- (one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice")

Sense 2
predicate, verb phrase -- (one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements)
       => phrase -- (an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb predicate

3 senses of predicate

Sense 1
predicate -- (make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'")
       => relate, interrelate -- (be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?")

Sense 2
predicate, proclaim -- (affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President")
       => assert, asseverate, maintain -- (state categorically)

Sense 3
connote, predicate -- (involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well")
       => imply -- (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

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