Roleset id: bolster.01 , cause a (small) increase in, strengthen, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bolster.01: BOLSTER-V NOTES: This verb might also show start and end points like 'rise' etc, but Idoubt it. If they do appear, refer to 'rise' for proper arg numbering. (from bolster.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: causer, agent
Arg1-PPT: thing increasing or strengthened
Arg2-EXT: amount increased, EXT
Example: transitive active
In addition to those measures, the company spent heavily earlier this year to install displays at its customers' retail outlets -- [a strategy]-1 that Mr. Stein said *trace* has helped *trace*-1 bolster awareness of the company's brands.
Arg1: awareness of the company's brands
Example: transitive passive
[London share prices]-2 were bolstered *trace*-2 largely by continued gains on Wall Street and technical factors affecting demand for London's blue-chip stocks.
Arg0: by continued gains on Wall Street and technical factors affecting demand for London's blue-chip stocks
Example: with quantification
The company also said the transaction would bolster after-tax earnings by $3.25 a share when completed.
Arg0: the transaction
Arg1: after-tax earnings
Arg2-ext: by $3.25 a share
Argm-tmp: when completed