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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pred·i·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predicated p. pr. & vb. n. Predicating.]
 1. To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.
 2. To found; to base. [U.S.]
 Note:Predicate is sometimes used in the United States for found or base; as, to predicate an argument on certain principles; to predicate a statement on information received. Predicate is a term in logic, and used only in a single case, namely, when we affirm one thing of another. “Similitude is not predicated of essences or substances, but of figures and qualities only.”