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Synonyms for predicate
ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtpred·i·cate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. predicate

    To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, depose, express, inform, maintain, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, specify, state, swear, tell, testify

    Antonyms:
    contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disprove, dispute, gainsay, oppose, refute, repudiate, retract, waive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. predicateverb

    Synonyms:
    assert, aver, affirm, declare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predicatenoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    verb phrase

  2. predicate, verb phraseverb

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

    Synonyms:
    verb phrase

  3. predicateverb

    make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition

    "The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'"

    Synonyms:
    connote, proclaim

  4. predicate, proclaimverb

    affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

    "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

    Synonyms:
    exclaim, proclaim, laud, connote, extol, promulgate, glorify, exalt

  5. connote, predicateverb

    involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic

    "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"

    Synonyms:
    imply, proclaim, connote

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Editors Contribution

  1. reason

    predicate can imply reasoning

    the reason or predicate for investigation him was because of his involvement in the cover up.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. predicateverb

    Synonyms:
    assert, affirm, aver, declare, allege, propound, say, asseverate, avouch, pronounce

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "predicate":

    upstream, main, decisive, determinant, determining, underlying

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How to use predicate in a sentence?

  1. The Delaware Supreme Court:

    We agree with the trial court that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties by engaging in conduct that fell outside the range of reasonableness, and that this was a sufficient predicate for its finding of aiding and abetting liability against Royal Bank of Canada.

  2. Rick Hasen:

    This is why they want to delay certification, because delaying certification could be a predicate to arguing that the state didn't make a choice, and that the legislature should step in.

  3. Rick Wilson:

    There is a certain power of an indictment that had not been present in the equation, at this point, it's hard to see what the predicate is for a Chris Christie presidential run.

  4. Clint Eastwood:

    And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something, he's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody - the press and everybody's going,' Oh, well, that's racist,' and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.

  5. Rob Stutzman:

    The predicate of the nation’s problems - and the party’s problems - going forward is that too many Republicans have promoted the falsehood that the election was stolen.


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