predicate

(redirected from predicates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for predicate

be predicated on

Synonyms

  • be based on
  • rest on
  • be founded on
  • be built on
  • be established on
  • be grounded on

Synonyms for predicate

to provide a basis for

Synonyms for predicate

(logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition

Related Words

one of the two main constituents of a sentence

Synonyms

Related Words

make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition

Related Words

affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

involve as a necessary condition of consequence

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
For Goldberg, argument structure constructions carry meaning independently of the predicates which they may take.
Various extensions from this basic sense can occur in relation to the differences in the meanings of the predicates which take part in the construction.
Some idea of the intended interpretations of these predicates is required to understand why [L.
LD] are the predicates required to characterize the syntax of the attributed language [L.
However, the knowledge that the formulas encode is specific to the types of objects and predicates present in that domain.
Chapter Six, "Predicates," focuses on the various words and phrases which can function as predicates (the cores of clauses): verbs, adjectives, nouns (noun phrases), auxiliaries, personal pronouns, numerals, or prepositional phrases.
Why are non-verbal and verbal predicates often not encoded similarly?
The metasemantic challenge for non-naturalists is to provide an explanation of how the previous normative predicates manage to refer to the relevant non-natural normative properties.
Chapters four and five provide excellent treatments of property elimination (ostrich nominalism) and property reduction (for example, to predicates, concepts, classes, and so on).
A predicate is a device cleared because it was deemed equivalent to one already on the market.
Functional theories such as Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) (Van Valin 2005; Van Valin and LaPolla 1997) and Functional Discourse Grammar (Dik 1997; Hengeveld and Mackenzie 2008) claim that the morphosyntactic structure of predicates derives from their lexical structure by means of a set of linking rules, whereas cognitive and constructional models of linguistic description postulate the existence of a continuum from lexicon to grammar (Croft 2001; Goldberg 1995, 2002, 2006; Lakoff 1987; Lakoff and Johnson 1999; Langacker 1987, 2005).
The main classes correspond to the semantic types of predicates: state, process and action predicates, and verbs with incomplete meaning as formal predicates (i.
The existence of borderline cases poses deep problems for any attempt to give a coherent and comprehensive description about the behavior of vague predicates.
Signed languages have been reported to use complex predicates (classifier predicates) (7) to express spatial relations between entities.