predicate

Part of speech: verb

To state as belonging to something.

Part of speech: noun

The word or words in a sentence that express what is affirmed or denied of a subject.

Part of speech: adjective

Predicable.

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Usage examples "predicate":

  1. This evidently contains, as a part of what it tells us, the smaller Proposition " Some Members of the Subject are Members of the Predicate". - "Symbolic Logic", Lewis Carroll.
  2. As he utters the words, nay, as he thinks them, the predicate ceases to be applicable; the present has become the past; the " is" should be " was." - "Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  3. A verb should agree in number with the subject, not with a predicate noun. - "The Century Handbook of Writing", Garland Greever Easley S. Jones.