Predicate: obliterate

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

obliterate.01: OBLITERATE-V NOTES: 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 obliterate.01-v) OBLITERATION-N NOTES: obliterate.01 (from obliteration.01-n)


obliteration (n.)
obliterate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: destroyer (vnrole: 44-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing destroyed (vnrole: 44-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument of destruction (vnrole: 44-Instrument)

Example: no instrument

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

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

Example: with instrument

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

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

Example: Arg0,1

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

        Although sympathetic to their destitution, Atwood is appalled at their obliteration of a site's archaeological value.

        Arg0: their
        Rel: obliteration
        Arg1: of a site's archaeological value