(v. t.) To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.
(v. t.) To found; to base.
(v. i.) To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject.
(1) His proposals are therefore predicated on a cut in potential income for EU migrants being sufficient to slow the numbers of poorer EU migrants coming to the UK.
(2) Clinical evaluation and management should be predicated upon pathophysiologic considerations, with examination technique and extent individualized for each case.
(3) Such an overall approach, here developed from the model of carrageenin-induced inflammation, also predicates that lysosomal enzymes, lipid peroxide and proamidase (related, respectively, to the inflammatory response in a narrow sense, to tissue damage and to tissue repair) are three basic parameters required when studying inflammatory processes.
(4) Interpretation of plasma concentration data during encainide therapy is predicated on an understanding of the role of active metabolites during treatment.
(5) Their use must be predicated by a differentiation of which arterial segments are hemodynamically involved, yet this determination may not be possible even after extensive noninvasive and invasive investigation.
(6) This level of diagnostic skills is predicated upon the ability to make a judgment on the basis of inherently ill-defined and insufficient data or, in other words, upon the ability to use rules and procedures of clinical inference.
(7) Immunologic mechanisms involved in tumor cell destruction are predicated principally on in vitro procedures, but the relevancy of these experimental observations to the actual events in vivo remains unclear and unresolved.
(8) Therefore, although impaired breathing may complicate swallowing dysfunction and vice versa, it does not appear that one can be predicated from the other.
(9) Appropriate changes in public health policy need not be predicated on results from still further studies.
(10) Since my correspondent refused to be named, I felt there was little to be gained from meeting him as my deservedly award-winning non-fiction had always been predicated on full disclosure.
(11) Although chest radiology is the first imaging option in evaluating patients for pulmonary manifestations of drug toxicity, the limitations of the pattern approach often predicate the use of other imaging techniques in addition to clinical and laboratory evaluation.
(12) These studies were predicated on observations that subjects who were more resistant to SMS had higher plasma AVP after severe nausea than subjects with lower resistances.
(13) The present discussion suggests an alternative explanation making reference to text-level representations, and particularly to the lexicalization of predicates.
(14) Their starting predicate – that the old ways of traditional media are inefficient and scream to be changed – is one reason why Google has fundamentally misread the reaction of publishers and authors to its quest to digitise the 20m or so books ever published.
(15) Most of the research on the regulation of immune responses has been predicated on the assumption that such regulation is accomplished by the interacting components of the immune system itself, e.g.
(16) Reliance on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the thyroid as the key determinant whether to observe only or proceed surgically is predicated on achieving a minimal false-negative error rate (the incidence of malignant disease in nodules diagnosed benign by means of FNA).
(17) "Ninety-nine per cent of decisions are predicated on feelings – instinctive, emotional, fears, conflicts, unresolved childhood problems.
(18) Furthermore, equivalency and superiority of antigingivitis agents or devices should be predicated, at least in part, on their ability to prevent the onset of periodontitis.
(19) The assay is predicated on the ability of immobilized monoclonal antibody to distinguish glycated albumin from all other plasma proteins, followed by detection and quantitation of the bound glycoalbumin with an enzyme-conjugated second antibody directed against human albumin.
(20) It was a voice that was predicated on inclusion and difference, multiple perspectives not a single dominant view.
(imp.) of Shall
(imp.) Used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go.