Predicate: lower

lower: Frames file for 'lower' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No access to verbnet. Comparison with 'drop' and similar verbs of incremental downward movement.

Roleset id: lower.01 , go down, esp of financial usage, Source: , vncls: 9.4, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: entity moving something downward (vnrole: 9.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing going down (vnrole: 9.4-theme)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount gone down by
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point, end state of arg1

Example: just transitive

        The upgrade reflected the 20% decline in shares of the bank since the firm lowered its rating in early October, based on the belief the stock had become expensive.

        Arg0: the firm
        Rel: lowered
        Arg1: its rating
        Argm-tmp: in early October
        Argm-cau: based on the belief the stock had become expensive

Example: start and end points

        Standard & Poor's Corp. lowered the rating on Crossland's preferred stock to double-C from single-B-minus and placed it on CreditWatch for possible further downgrade.

        Arg0: Standard & Poor's Corp.
        Rel: lowered
        Arg1: the rating on Crossland's preferred stock
        Arg4: to double-C
        Arg3: from single-B-minus

Example: with EXT

        John lowered his expectations precisely 15.3598435%.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: lowered
        Arg1: his expectations
        Arg2: precisely 15.3598435%