Predicate: blackmail

Roleset id: blackmail.01 , to exert pressure on someone through threats, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

blackmail.01: BLACKMAIL-V NOTES: Frames file for 'blackmail' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from blackmail.01-v predicate notes)


blackmail (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: blackmailer, agent (vnrole: 59-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity blackmailed (vnrole: 59-1-Patient)

Example: transitive

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

        In addition to [*-3] giving a president powers [*]to rewrite spending bills meant [*] to be written [*-1] in Congress , Rep. Edwards argues [0] [*T*-2] , a line-item veto would allow the chief executive to blackmail lawmakers .

        Arg0: the chief executive
        Rel: blackmail
        Arg1: lawmakers