Predicate: acquire

Roleset id: acquire.01 , get, acquire, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

acquire.01: ACQUIRE-V NOTES: Based on big corpus, comparison with 'gain' and 'buy'. Member of Vncls obtain-13.5.2-1. (from acquire.01-v) ACQUISITION-N NOTES: Roleset based on instances in nouns-lv task and acquire.01 roleset. Associated verb is member of Vncls obtain-13.5.2-1. (from acquisition.01-n)


acquisition (n.)Getting
acquire (v.)Getting


        Arg0-PAG: agent, entity acquiring something (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing acquired (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: seller (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-Source)
        Arg3-VSP: price paid
        Arg4-GOL: benefactive


        New England Electric will acquire PS of New Hampshire.

        Arg0: New England Electric
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: acquire
        Arg1: PS of New Hampshire.


        Its Moleculon affiliate acquired Kalipharma Inc for $23 million.

        Arg0: Its Moleculon affiliate
        Rel: acquired
        Arg1: Kalipharma Inc
        Arg3: for $23 million.

Example: Args 0, 1, 2, 3

        The firm advises on the details of their acquisition of TPF's almond assets for $160 million from the Receivers and Managers group.

        Arg0: Their
        Rel: acquisition
        Arg1: of TPF's almond assets
        Arg3: for $160 million
        Arg2: from the Receivers and Managers group

Example: Args 0, 1, 4

        Not that I commend what he did; for he, perhaps, by his acquisition of money for Sparta, injured her more than Sulla injured Rome.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: acquisition
        Arg1: of money
        Arg3: for Sparta