soften.01: SOFTEN-V NOTES: Based on survey of sentences in WSJ; adjectival 'soft' found in Medi-seedcorpus. Member of VNcls other_cos-45.4. (from soften.01-v) SOFTENING-N NOTES: soften.01 (from softening.01-n)
Arg0-PAG: cause of softening (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
Arg1-PPT: soft entity (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
They-1 also address such taboo subjects as the likelihood of unemployment and high inflation , and recommend ways -2 [*]-1 to soften the social consequences [*T*-2] .
The desire to enlarge the windows sprang not only from the wish to improve the lighting but also from the enjoyment of stained glass and its softening of the light in the interior.
Arg1: of the light in the interior