Predicate: prevail

Roleset id: prevail.01 , win, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

prevail.01: PREVAIL-V NOTES: Frames file for 'prevail' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Framenet class Suasion1. Comparison with 'beat' and 'win'. (from prevail.01-v)


prevail (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: winner
        Arg1-PPT: loser
        Arg2-VSP: competition

Example: intranstive

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

        Analysts questioned whether Georgia-Pacific will ultimately prevail, saying other paper concerns may make competing bids.

        Arg0: Georgia-Pacific
        Argm-mod: will
        Argm-tmp: ultimately
        Rel: prevail

Example: all args

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

        John finally prevailed over Mary in their battle of wits.

        Arg0: John
        Argm-tmp: finally
        Rel: prevailed
        Arg1: over Mary
        Arg2: in their battle of wits

Roleset id: prevail.02 , exist, continue on, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

prevail.02: PREVAIL-V NOTES: This sets up the adjectival usage 'prevalent'. VN class exist-47.1-1 (from prevail.02-v)


prevail (v.)


        Arg1-PPT: thing that exists (vnrole: 47.1-1-theme)

Example: unaccusative

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        It said debt remained at the $1.22 billion that *trace* has prevailed since early 1989, although that compared with $911 million at Sept. 30, 1988.

        Arg1: *trace*
        Argm-rcl: that -> the $1.22 billion
        Rel: prevailed
        Argm-tmp: since early 1989