Predicate: lighten

lighten: Frames file for 'lighten' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 45.4.

Roleset id: lighten.01 , (make) get lighter, Source: , vncls: 45.4, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting lighter (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-VSP: start point
        Arg4-PRD: end point

Example: transitive

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

        But the researchers found that while children's household tasks eased the mother's burden appreciably, [the husband's helping hand]-1 ``appears *trace*-1 to lighten the children's load almost on a one-for-one basis and to reduce the wife's responsibility only modestly.''

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: lighten
        Arg1: the children's load
        Argm-mnr: almost on a one-for-one basis

Example: with start and end point

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

        John lightened his hair from raven-black to bright orange.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: lightened
        Arg1: his hair
        Arg3: from raven-black
        Arg4: to bright orange


Predicate: lighten_up

Roleset id: lighten.02 , (make) get lighter, phrasal, Source: , vncls: 45.4, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting lighter (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT

Example: ergative

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: full

        ``There were no (sell) lists and the calendar is lightening up a bit.

        Arg1: the calendar
        Rel: [ lightening] [ up]
        Argm-mnr: a bit

Roleset id: lighten.03 , become easier, Source: , vncls: 45.4, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: thing helping (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing being helped (vnrole: 45.4-patient)

Example: cf. ease

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

        Investors who *trace* listened, and lightened up on stocks, ``have just hurt themselves,'' he says.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Argm-rcl: who -> Investors
        Rel: [ lightened] [ up]
        Arg1: on stocks