Predicate: alter

Roleset id: alter.01 , transform, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

alter.01: ALTER-V NOTES: Verbnet entries other_cos-45.4 turn-26.6.1, other framed members include decrease, halt, narrow, shut, slow, sweeten, weaken; convert. Comparison to 'change'. (from alter.01-v) ALTERATION-N NOTES: (from alteration.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
alter (v.)Cause_change
alteration (n.)

Roles:

        I actually doubt start and end points will occur, but there they are anyway. (from alter.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: causer of transformation (vnrole: 26.6.1-Agent, 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing changing (vnrole: 26.6.1-Patient, 45.4-Patient)
        Arg2-PRD: end state (vnrole: 26.6.1-Result)
        Arg3-VSP: start state (vnrole: 26.6.1-Material)

Example: just transitive

        But although the golden share has been waived, [a hostile bidder for Jaguar]-1 would still have *trace*-1 to alter the British concern's articles of association which ban shareholdings of more than 15%.

        Arg0: *trace*-1
        Rel: alter
        Arg1: the British concern's articles of association which ban shareholdings of more than 15%

Example: with start and end points

        John's dismal performance on the spelling exam altered him from a happy-go-lucky student to a bitter enraged punk.

        Arg0: John's dismal performance on the spelling exam
        Rel: altered
        Arg1: him
        Arg3: from a happy-go-lucky student
        Arg2: to a bitter enraged punk

Example: Arg0,1

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        His alteration of the will is invalid but what effect does it have?

        Arg0: His
        Rel: alteration
        Arg1: of the will