Predicate: endow

Roleset id: endow.01 , give (often generously), act of giving, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

endow.01: ENDOW-V NOTES: Frames file for 'endow' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 9.8. (from endow.01-v predicate notes) ENDOWMENT-N NOTES: Based on Bolt sentence. Comparison to endow.01. Endow.01 is a member of VN class fill-9.8. No FN class. Framed by Katie. (from endowment.01-n)


endowment (n.)
endow (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: giver (vnrole: 9.8-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: gift (vnrole: 9.8-Theme)
        Arg2-GOL: given-to (vnrole: 9.8-Destination)

Example: all args

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

        So far, [the president]-1 seems ill-disposed [*]-1 to substitute any of the omnibus for his own free-standing proposal [*]-1 to endow a ``Points of Light'' foundation with $25 million to inform citizens of all ages and exhort them to genuine volunteerism.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: endow
        Arg2: a ``Points of Light'' foundation
        Arg1: with $ 25 million [*U*]
        ArgM-PNC: to inform citizens of all ages and exhort them to genuine volunteerism

Example: giver and recipient

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Some pretty seamy stuff built the turn-of-the-century families' Fifth Avenue and Newport palazzi and endowed their daughters' weddings to foreign noblemen.

        Arg0: Some pretty seamy stuff
        Rel: endowed
        Arg2: their daughters' weddings to foreign noblemen

Example: passive, no giver

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        If mutation and natural selection slowly but surely give rise to more and more advanced forms of life, then it was only a matter of eons before splendid beings endowed [*] with reason, self-awareness and taste shimmered onto the scene.

        Arg2: splendid beings
        Rel: endowed
        Arg1: with reason, self-awareness and taste

Example: without specifying the gift itself

        his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time

        Arg0: His
        Argm-adj: generous
        Rel: endowment
        Arg2: of the laboratory