Predicate: belittle

Roleset id: belittle.01 , make seem insignificant, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

belittle.01: BELITTLE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'belittle' based on sentences in wsj. No access to Verbnet at the moment. (from belittle.01-v predicate notes) BELITTLING-N NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT P01. Comparison to verb entry belittle.01, which maps to VN class 33. FrameNet Judgment_communication. (from belittling.01-n)


belittle (v.)
belittling (n.)Judgment_communication


        Arg0-PAG: causer of apparent insignificance, agent (vnrole: 33-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: apparently insignificant thing (vnrole: 33-Theme)

Example: ha ha

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

        Mr. Stanley is on trial over charges that he violated a proclamation, issued by the South African administrator general earlier this year, which made it a crime punishable by two years in prison for any person to ``insult, disparate or belittle'' the election commission.

        Arg0: any person
        Rel: belittle
        Arg1: the election commission

Example: All args

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

        You might want to join up with them , because your constant belittling of the black male affects your children 's attitude towards others .

        Arg0: your
        Argm-tmp: constant
        Rel: belittling
        Arg1: of the black male