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Overview of noun predicate

The noun predicate has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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")

2. predicate, verb phrase

(one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements)


Overview of verb predicate

The verb predicate has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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'")

2. predicate, proclaim

(affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President")

3. connote, predicate

(involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well")

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