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I am trying to determine if the word predicated is the correct word for the following statement.

A senior management leader in a Fortune 500 organization whose successful career was predicated on interpersonal skills and collaboration.

I would like to advise the reader that without interpersonal skills and collaboration, I would not have experienced the successful career that I did.

Any thoughts or alternatives?

  • "A senior management leader" sounds obfuscatory, or vague/unclear at best. I suggest either simplifying it to "A senior manager" or expanding it to "A senior manager and leader", whichever applies. – Erik Kowal May 18 '14 at 6:56
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Predicated (predicated on) is fine as long as you mean it to mean based or established which it appears you do. I believe it requires the on.

There are some examples here Examples of predicate / predicated on

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    Yes, it does require the on. This is a special case of the verb predicate, which normally only refers to concepts and sentences, since it's a logical term. This sense of predicated on (or predicated upon, if you want it to falute a little higher to match predicated) means 'is caused by (conscious application of)', and is always a compliment. Nobody predicates their failure on their unfailing stupidity, ignorance, and stubbornness; they don't see it that way. – John Lawler May 17 '14 at 16:22
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Predicated indeed is fine.

Other alternatives you might want to consider are rest and rely.

"A senior management leader in a Fortune 500 organization whose successful career rested on interpersonal skills and collaboration."

"A senior management leader in a Fortune 500 organization whose successful career relied on interpersonal skills and collaboration."

rest: to sit or lie fixed or supported; to be based or founded.

rely: to depend (on); be dependent (on).

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