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as in:  predicated upon

solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well
  to indicate that something is a necessary condition for another thing to be true or to happen
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predicated predicate predicates predication predicative predicating
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  • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well
  • The team’s success is predicated on the star quarterback’s health.
  • And that the Circle is predicated, to a large extent, on the input and participation of people like yourself?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And if I may anticipate a few more of your questions, yes, I am a licensed therapist—the minds of common people have long fascinated me—and no, despite the fact that our sessions were predicated on a lie, I don’t think they were a complete waste of time.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • This hearing, Miss ten Boom, is predicated on the assumption that you will do me that honor.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Just as my dad’s rituals, his betting systems, all his oracles and magic were predicated on a field awareness of unseen patterns, so too the explosion in Delft was part of a complex of events that ricocheted into the present.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And in a place predicated on degradation, stealing from the enemy won back the men’s dignity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There was a character about Madame Defarge, from which one might have predicated that she did not often make mistakes against herself in any of the reckonings over which she presided.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • * Yet this strategy is predicated on the assumption that everyone will have a continuous supply of bottled oxygen above 24,000 feet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Mrs. Heine has told us that her deceased husband, in joint conspiracy with the defendant’s deceased father, entered into an agreement which, shall we say, was predicated on a rather liberal, albeit mutually satisfying, interpretation of these laws.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • We must remember that it may not be a knowledge of right, for no knowledge of right is predicated of the animal’s instinctive recoil at evil.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The question is actually a rather philosophical one, predicated on whether when looking at a man who has lost a big toe, you say, ’Oh, he’s a cripple’ or ’Oh, he was smart or strong or lucky enough to escape worse injury.’
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • "The Crazy Life" in my youth, although devastating, was only the beginning stages of what I believe is now a consistent and growing genocidal level of destruction predicated on thepremise there are marginalized youth with no jobs or future, and therefore expendable.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Her future was predicated on the completion of the work, for one Sunday when Father Nicanor was lunching at the house and the whole family sitting at the table spoke of the solemnity and splendor that religious ceremonies would acquire when the church was built, Amaranta said: "The luckiest one will be Rebeca."
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Nay, I will venture to go farther, it is being in some degree epicures: for what could the greatest epicure wish rather than to eat with many mouths instead of one? which I think may be predicated of any one who knows that the bread of many is owing to his own largesses.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The diplomat’s decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy — nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a predicate in the past tense.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The process of philosophic explanation is an analytic process, a process of breaking something down into subjects and predicates.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • But as soon as the author ventures to declare that the foundations which he predicates now, part of which Father Iosif just enumerated, are the permanent, essential, and eternal foundations, he is going directly against the Church and its sacred and eternal vocation.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I do at least seem to catch the key to a part of this abundance of small anxious, ingenious illustration as I recollect putting my finger, in my young woman’s interest, on the most obvious of her predicates.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • A system predicated on death from the sky.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Next, and predicated upon my first assumption, I know that your credentials are genuine.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • He’d not have thought the value of the smallest thing predicated on a world to come.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • That is the natural course, and, upon it, Giorgione, and Raphael, and the others, predicated their work.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • If there is any thing exceptionable, it must be sought for in the specific powers upon which this general declaration is predicated.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The power of most of the gods, however, is predicated upon a special physiology, which they lose in part when incarnated into a new body.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • So much of our offense was predicated upon the possibility that I would rush the ball, but everyone knew—especially LSU’s defense—that wasn’t going to happen.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • "The consent of the Four Kingdoms, represented by the four major races—the Trolls, the Elves, the Goblins, and the Dwarves—to be ruled by Men was predicated on the continuity of rule," said Bert.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • At least that’s the way she was viewing the blood evidence—everything she did was predicated on the assumption that Switzer really was the wrong man, which could only mean the blood had been planted.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • In the predicate relation the pronouns respond to a more complex regulation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • I do at least seem to catch the key to a part of this abundance of small anxious, ingenious illustration as I recollect putting my finger, in my young woman’s interest, on the most obvious of her predicates.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "Abide, for Godde’s digne* passion, *worthy For we shall have a predication: This Lollard here will preachen us somewhat."
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word quality cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Granting this constant dreaming effect and predicating it on the neurophysiological structures they possess, it would seem that they might splash around enjoying their own sound tracks.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • <5> For certes *many a predication *preaching is often inspired Cometh oft-time of evil intention;* by evil motives* Some for pleasance of folk, and flattery, To be advanced by hypocrisy; And some for vainglory, and some for hate.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Here were encyclopedic sentences that left subject and predicate completely out of shouting distance.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In cultures such as the Chinese, where subject-predicate relationships are not rigidly defined by grammar, one finds a corresponding absence of rigid subject-object philosophy.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Bulles of popes, and of cardinales, Of patriarchs, and of bishops I shew, And in Latin I speak a wordes few, To savour with my predication, And for to stir men to devotion Then show I forth my longe crystal stones, Y-crammed fall of cloutes* and of bones; *rags, fragments Relics they be, as *weene they* each one.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Thus, in cultures whose ancestry includes ancient Greece, one invariably finds a strong subject-object differentiation because the grammar of the old Greek mythos presumed a sharp natural division of subjects and predicates.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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