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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.
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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.
See also: predicate, upon

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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The latter can be inherent, (when they can be used predicatively, as a complete victory ~ the victory was complete, their extreme condemnation ~ their condemnation was extreme, his great folly ~ his Jolly was great) or non-inherent (when they are attributive only, as in a complete fool, a close friend, utter folly, the very end, a great supporter, a great/big baby ('very babyish'), a great/*big friend).
On the argument, denotative, referential, and identificatory discourse is confined to what exists (or is predicatively real with regard to what exists) in the sense in which physical objects exist.
Note, however, that there are cases in which GAs are used predicatively, e.g.
Like the other categories (namely, Verb or Noun) with the potential for functioning predicatively, the predicative adjective, as the controlling element in its ascriptive structure, is also considered to have the potential for assigning a case to the participants (semantically, arguments) which conform the aforementioned structure (Cook 1989: 200-ff).
When Socrates is red, this is to be analyzed as follows: a quality instance, moment, etc., that is "predicatively" red, is a part of the whole, Socrates.
Hence, Schelling argues that the copula in the crucial Aristotelian phrase [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (which Schelling renders as "that which IS das Seiende"), must not be understood predicatively, as if [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] were identical with essence-being (das Seiende), but transitively: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], he says, is that which "IS," in the special sense of making-to-be.
Syntactic and semantic discreteness of adjectival items will be described in accordance with their potential to function predicatively in an ascriptive structure.
For a mechanical glossing of the Latin participle a similar Old English category is encountered when the participle indicates some attribution, when it is nominalized, or when it functions predicatively, e.g.
This would include perceptions of individual reds or red things which are not predicatively elaborated, with or without attention and association (for example, (2), (4), (5), (6), and (7) above).
Second, existence was not expressed predicatively by Aristotle or by the other Greeks of his time, but by the absolute construction with estin.
In the view of many identity theorists, a mere hunk of clay could never come to be (predicatively) a statue.
The former (which is the cause of verbal forms, in that verbal forms as represignificative exist precisely as traces of having been predicatively employed, or through modifications with an eye to being predicatively employed), belongs strictly speaking to the dicisign in its difference of order from the represign.
This straightforwardly explains why names can be used predicatively, but is prima facie less congenial to an analysis of referential uses.
The adjective is used predicatively to see if it semantically felicitous.
The thesis, respectively, applies ARIMA Analysis, Kalman Filtering Algorithm, BP Neural Network Algorithm, and Traffic Flow Forecasting Based on Transition Probability to predicatively analyze traffic flows of Cologne.