Predicate: dilute

Roleset id: dilute.01 , water down, make weaker, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

dilute.01: DILUTE-V NOTES: There's some financial usage of "fully diluted stocks" which I don'tunderstand, but which is clearly adjectival and thus can be ignored. (from dilute.01-v)


dilute (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing weakening (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point
        Arg5-MNR: instrument (vnrole: 45.4-instrument)

Example: just transitive

        Mr. Hahn said Georgia-Pacific has accounted in its strategy for a ``significant downturn'' in the pulp and paper industry, an event that he said *trace* would temporarily dilute earnings.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Argm-rcl: that -> an event
        Argm-mod: would
        Argm-tmp: temporarily
        Rel: dilute
        Arg1: earnings

Example: with extent

        William O. McCoy, president of the company's BellSouth Enterprises Inc. unit, said the revised agreement with LIN would dilute BellSouth earnings by about 9% in both 1990 and 1991.

        Arg0: the revised agreement with LIN
        Argm-mod: would
        Rel: dilute
        Arg1: BellSouth earnings
        Arg2: by about 9%
        Argm-tmp: in both 1990 and 1991

Example: with instrument

        John diluted the perfectly aged Bordeaux with Mad Dog.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: diluted
        Arg1: the perfectly aged Bordeaux
        Arg5: with Mad Dog