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predicate (something) upon (something else)
To base, establish, or found something on some argument, fact, circumstance, etc. Often used in passive constructions. You shouldn't predicate your decision on the reputation of his previous employer. Our country's legal system is predicated on the assumption that all men and women are equal in the eyes of the law.
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