Predicate: devastate

Roleset id: devastate.01 , destroy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

devastate.01: DEVASTATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'devastate' based on automatic expansion of 'destroy' Levin class (cl 44) and amuse-31.1 (emotional devastation). Verbnet predicts an instrumental subject. They also bring thedistinction between agent and instrument down to intentionality, whichwe've been trying to avoid. If you feel you can consistently makethat decision, go ahead; otherwise only use arg2 when there is also anarg0. (from devastate.01-v) DEVASTATION-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT, devastate.01. Corresponds to VNcls destroy-44, amuse-31.1 (from devastation.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
devastation (n.)Destroying
devastate (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: destroyer (vnrole: 44-agent, 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: thing destroyed (vnrole: 44-patient, 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument of destruction (vnrole: 44-instrument)
        Arg3-VSP: specific aspect of arg1 devastated

Example: no instrument

        Program traders argue that a reinstatement of the rule would devastate the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets.

        Arg0: a reinstatement of the rule
        Argm-mod: would
        Rel: devastate
        Arg1: the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets

Example: with instrument

        Mary devastated John's fragile self-esteem with a single dirty look.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: devastated
        Arg1: John's fragile self-esteem
        Arg2: with a single dirty look

Example: args 1 and 3

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

        New York Times spins the economic devastation of the young as a "choice"

        Arg3: economic
        Rel: devastation
        Arg1: of the young

Example: args 0 and 1

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

        Its devastation of cities and towns along the eastern shoreline is extensive enough to be seen by satellite.

        Arg0: its
        Rel: devastation
        Arg1: of cities and towns along the eastern shoreline