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Etymology

predicate +‎ -ive

Noun

Singular
predicative

Plural
predicatives

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. A nominal predicative is a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames the subject.
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)

Translations

  • Greek: κατηγορούμενο el(el) (katigoroúmeno) n.
  • Swedish: predikativ sv(sv)

Adjective

predicative (not comparable)

Positive
predicative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (grammar, of adjectives) Using words after a verb as a predicate.
    The sentence ‘This house is big.’ exemplifies the predicative use of ‘big’.

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Italian

Adjective

predicative f.

  1. Feminine plural form of predicativo

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