Predicate: abase

Roleset id: abase.01 , to lower in estimation, humble, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

abase.01: ABASE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'abase' based on expansion via VerbNet. VerbNet entry 45.4. (from abase.01-v predicate notes)


abase (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of humbling (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity lowered, humbled (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg 0 (vnrole: 45.4-instrument)

Example: Biblical

        If He seem to frown, you are then to abase yourselves as miserable wretches.

        Argm-adv: If He seem to frown
        Arg0: you
        Argm-tmp: then
        Rel: abase
        Arg1: yourselves
        Argm-prd: as miserable wretches

Example: With Agent

        He felt they were degrading him by making him report to a supervisor.

        Arg0: they
        Rel: degrading
        Arg1: him
        Argm-mnr: by making him report to a supervisor

Example: All Arguments partially made-up

        Mary abased John by humiliating him in front of his judgmental cat.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: abased
        Arg1: John
        Arg2: by humiliating him in front of his judgmental cat