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pred·i·ca·tive / ˈpredəˌkātiv; -ikətiv/ • adj. 1. Gram. (of an adjective or noun) forming or contained in the predicate, as old in the dog is old (but not in the old dog) and house in there is a large house. Contrasted with attributive. ∎  denoting a use of the verb to be to assert something about the subject.2. Logic acting as a predicate.DERIVATIVES: pred·i·ca·tive·ly adv.