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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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predicate (something) on (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.
See also: on, predicate

predicate something (up)on something

to base something on something. There is no need to predicate my promotion upon the effectiveness of my secretary! You can hardly predicate the picnic on the weather, can you?
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Predication 6 is most easily explained on the basis of Gen 3:10, 21.
We will also use an adaptation of the predication algorithm (Kintsch, 2001) to improve the results.
Since my approach to the problem is from the side of secondary resultative predication, prior to the analysis I give a brief summary of it.
In contrast, the BowPed data establish the dispositional stative predicate construction as the BLC of Tzeltal, while the generic existential predication emerges as the BLC of Yucatec.
the meaning the essive and its equivalents mark differentially in non-verbal main predication, alternating thereby with other encodings (e.g.
Apres avoir mis en relief la portee spirituelle du mois de Ramadan, il s'est felicite de la grande affluence des fideles musulmans a la mosquee a l'heure de la rupture du jeune et pour l'accomplissement des prieres de Tarawih, ajoutant que la mosquee est devenue un lieu de sensibilisation religieuse et d'education spirituelle a travers les seances de predication dispensees par l'Imam en langues arabe et espagnole sur les valeurs de l'Islam.
The primary analysis examined Semantic MEDLINE output in the general form "Intervention X_PREVENTS_Disease Y" for summarized output for each of the three disease topic groups, along with the associated citation from which each semantic predication originated.
"Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid" follows famed Wall Street player Peter Grandich as he tells his tale of playing the markets for twenty five years and his uncanny predication of booms and busts through that period.
Could non-verbal predication patterns be described in terms of (a)symmetry?
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Poltrack, chief research officer at CBS, said that the most generous predication of DVR playback for the current TV season was a 1% increase over the live program rating, but the gains turned out to be 7% to 12%.
This involves a reassessment of the use of brackets, a reconsideration of the status of the nuclear predication as well as the modification possibilities of properties, and the formalisation of exocentric in addition to endocentric layers in FDG.
Unlike APD, the basic context unit of RCA is not the proposition, but the relational predication, as defined by Ron Langacker (1987) in his cognitive grammar.
It is hoped the campaign will help the counties capitalise on predications that more people will holiday at home this year due to the credit crunch.
But what if the predications of a housing market slump prove to be true?