Predicate: defame

Roleset id: defame.01 , damage the reputation, character, or good name by slander or libel, slander, libel, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

defame.01: DEFAME-V NOTES: Frames file for 'defame' based on Verbnet entry 33. frame by Perryn (from defame.01-v predicate notes) DEFAMATION-N NOTES: Based on Bolt data. Comparison to defame.01. Defame.01 is a member of VN class judgement-33. No FN class. Framed by Katie. (from defamation.01-n)


defamation (n.)
defame (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: speaker (vnrole: 33-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: subject (vnrole: 33-theme)
        Arg2-PRD: reason (vnrole: 33-attribute)

Example: un-fame

        John defamed Mary's good name by spreading rumors because of his jealousy.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: defamed
        Arg1: Mary's good name
        Arg2: because of his jealousy

Example: Args 0 and 1

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

        The article's defamation of his character

        Arg0: The article's
        Rel: defamation
        Arg1: of his character