Predicate：[‘predɪkət] 商务短语搭配：be predicated on/upon sth
常用语义：the part of a sentence that makes a statement about the subject. （谓语、述语）
商务语义1：[formal] if an action or event is predicated on a belief or situation, it is based on it or depends on it. （基于、依托于）
用例：The company’s expansion was predicated on the assumption that sales would rise.
商务语义2：affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of （断言、宣称）
用例：The government predicates that the market collapse was caused by subprime crisis.