Predicate: raze

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

raze.01: RAZE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'raze' based on automatic expansion of 'destroy' Levin class (cl 44). (from raze.01-v)


raze (v.)


        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 raze.01-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 raze the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets.

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

Example: with instrument

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

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