Predicate: frighten

Roleset id: frighten.01 , (cause to) become afraid, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

frighten.01: FRIGHTEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'frighten' based on transformation of 'scare'; adjectival 'frightening' found in BOLT-7. (from frighten.01-v) FRIGHTENING-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from frightening.01-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
frighten (v.)Stimulus_focus
fright (n.)
give_fright (l.)
frightening (j.)

Roles:

        Unlike some of the other verbs which haven't tried to distinguishagent and subject, you really must try with psych verbs. It's bad enough that we're ignoring the distinction between intentional agentand non-intentional (but still non-instrumental) agent. For example,in the second example, did Mary really *mean* to frighten John, or was itan accident? The former would make her an intentional agent, thelatter an unintentional agent. This can only be determined by a LOTof context, which we don't have, and even then it can be hard to tell. (from frighten.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: cause of fear (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: frightened entity (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0
        Arg3-PRD: intensifier

Example: frighten-v: transitive

        Such disclosures of big holdings often are used by raiders-1 *trace*-1 to try *trace*-1 to frighten a company's managers.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: frighten
        Arg1: a company 's managers

Example: frighten-v: with instrument

        Mary frightened John with her blood-red fingernails.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: frightened
        Arg1: John
        Arg2-with: her blood-red fingernails

Example: frighten-v: instrumental subject

        Mary's blood-red nails frightened John.

        Arg0: Mary's blood-red nails
        Rel: frightened
        Arg1: John

Example: frighten-v: with intensifier

        It won't take [much more]-1 *trace*-1 to ``frighten the hell out of retail investors,'' he says.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: frighten
        Arg3: the hell
        Arg1: out of retail investors

Example: frighten-v: another intensifier example

        ``Small investors are absolutely dismayed that Wall Street is stacking the deck against them, and these wide swings are frightening them to death.

        Arg0: these wide swings
        Rel: frightening
        Arg1: them
        Arg3: to death

Example: frightening-j

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

        The property price is indeed frightening , and there are people speculating in real estate everyday

        Arg0: The property
        Argm-adv: indeed
        Rel: frightening


Predicate: frighten_off

Roleset id: frighten_off.02 , frighten and make go away, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

frighten_off.02: FRIGHTEN_OFF-V NOTES: This is pretty clearly an intentional subject, but frighten off couldalso take an unintentional subject. (from frighten.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
frighten_off (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: cause of fear (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: frightened entity (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0

Example: frighten_off-v: automatically generated

        [Their opposition]-1 helped *trace*-1 frighten off some Japanese banks .

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: [ frighten] [ off]
        Arg1: some Japanese banks


Predicate: frighten_away

Roleset id: frighten_away.03 , frighten and make go away, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

frighten_away.03: FRIGHTEN_AWAY-V NOTES: (from frighten.03-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
frighten_away (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of fear (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: frightened entity (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0

Example: frighten_away-v: automatically generated

        Mr. DaPuzzo also complained that the sharp swings in stock prices lately is frightening away retail and foreign investors.

        Arg0: the sharp swings in stock prices
        Argm-tmp: lately
        Rel: [ frightening] [ away]
        Arg1: retail and foreign investors


Predicate: fright

Roleset id: fright.04 , be afraid, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

fright.04: FRIGHT-N NOTES: (from fright.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
fright (n.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: cause of fear
        Arg1-PPT: frightened entity
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0

Example: fright-n

        each player discusses his fright at the possibility of vampires existing

        Arg1: his
        Rel: fright
        Arg0: at the possibility of vampires existing