(Pred"i*cate), v. i. To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation. Sir M. Hale.
(Pred"i*cate) n. [L. praedicatum, neut. of praedicatus, p. p. praedicare: cf. F. prédicat. See
Predicate, v. t.]
1. (Logic) 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.
2. (Gram.) The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject.
Syn. Affirmation; declaration.
(Pred"i*cate), a. [L. praedicatus, p. p.] Predicated.
(Pred`i*ca"tion) n. [L. praedicatio: cf. F. prédication.]
1. The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion. Locke.
2. Preaching. [Obs. or Scot.] Chaucer.
(Pred"i*ca*tive) a. [L. praedicativus.] Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating,
as, a predicative term. Pred"i*ca*tive*ly, adv.
(Pred"i*ca*to*ry) a. [Cf. L. praedicatorius praising.] Affirmative; positive. Bp. Hall.
(Pre`di*crot"ic) a. (Physiol.) A term applied to the pulse wave sometimes seen in a pulse
curve or sphygmogram, between the apex of the curve and the dicrotic wave.
The predicrotic or tidal wave is best marked in a hard pulse, i. e., where the blood pressure is high.Landois & Stirling.
(Pre*dict") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Predicting.] [L. praedictus, p. p.
of praedicere to predict; prae before + dicere to say, tell. See Diction, and cf. Preach.] To tell or
declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of a
Syn. To foretell; prophesy; prognosticate; presage; forebode; foreshow; bode.
(Pre*dict"), n. A prediction. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pre*dict"a*ble) a. That may be predicted.
(Pre*dic"tion) n. [L. praedictio: cf. F. prédiction.] The act of foretelling; also, that which is
The predictions of cold and long winters.Bacon.
Syn. Prophecy; prognostication; foreboding; augury; divination; soothsaying; vaticination.
(Pre*dic"tion*al) a. Prophetic; prognostic. [R.]
(Pre*dict"ive) a. [L. praedictivus.] Foretelling; prophetic; foreboding. - - Pre*dict"ive*ly, adv.
(Pre*dict"or) n. One who predicts; a foreteller.
(Pre*dict"o*ry) a. Predictive. [R.] Fuller.