Predicate: placate

Roleset id: placate.01 , cause to be happy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

placate.01: PLACATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'placate' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet entry 31.1, other framed members include comfort, convince, depress, encourage, entice, exhaust, interest, reassure, repel, scare, shock, spook, threaten, and worry, probably among others. Framenet entry Experiencer_obj. Comparison with comfort. (from placate.01-v predicate notes)


placate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: patient, made happy (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument or manner

Example: just transitive

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

        [The debt, estimated at $4.7 billion,]-1 could mortgage the cellular company's future earning power in order *trace*-1 to placate some LIN holders in the short term.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: placate
        Arg1: some LIN holders
        Argm-tmp: in the short term

Example: with instrument

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

        Mary placated John's hurt feelings with a plate of freshly-baked brownies.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: placated
        Arg1: John's hurt feelings
        Arg2: with a plate of freshly-baked brownies