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Predicative

Pred′i-ca-tive

,
Adj.
[L.
praedicativus
.]
Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating,
as, a
predicative
term
.
Pred′i-ca-tive-ly
,
adv.

Definition 2022


predicative

predicative

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Adjective

predicative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of an adjectival or nominal) Used after a verb, as a predicate; contrasted with attributive.
    In the sentence, ‘This house is big’, ‘big’ is predicative, whereas in ‘This is a big house’, it is attributive.

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Noun

predicative (plural predicatives)

  1. (grammar) An element of the predicate of a sentence which supplements the subject or object by means of the verb. Predicatives may be nominal or adjectival.
Examples
  • He seems nice. (adjectival predicative of the subject)
  • Bob is a postman. (nominal predicative of the subject)
  • We painted the door white. (adjectival predicative of the object)
  • They elected him president. (nominal predicative of the object)

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Italian

Adjective

predicative

  1. feminine plural of predicativo

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