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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Friday 19th April 2019
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predicate (verb) PRED-i-kayt

Assert, affirm, state, imply base or found something on something.

There has been a great deal of talk today about what should be. If you try to predicate your life on what should be, you will be sorely disappointed. We have to look at what is.

J.S. Tingle, New South Wales Hansard, 21 June 2000. NSW Hansard

I predicate that by stating that I spent two years working with INGARD cotton, which was the first biotech crop introduced into Australia, so I have had some experience with the environmental benefits derived from cotton.

D. J. Hudson, Western Australia standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs, 21 March 2003. Western Australia Government

We would be making a great mistake to predicate our efforts and activities on the vagaries of who might happen to be leading another party.

Charles Kennedy, interviewed by Michael White, The Guardian, 2 January 2004. Guardian

We don't predicate everything we do here on threats from the Senate.

Dennis Hastert, quoted in a report by Robert Pear, The New York Times, 9 March 1996. New York Times

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