predicate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈpredɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypredicate
he/she/itpredicates
present participlepredicating
past tensepredicated
past participlepredicated
  1. to base an action or decision on the existence or truth of something else
    predicate something on/upon something:

    The new tax cuts are predicated on future surpluses.