Predicate: activate

Roleset id: activate.01 , make active, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

activate.01: ACTIVATE-V NOTES: Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4. (from activate.01-v) ACTIVATING-N NOTES: (from activating.01-n) ACTIVATION-N NOTES: (from activation.01-n)


activation (n.)
activating (n.)
activate (v.)Change_operational_state


        activate.01 (from activation.01-n)
        Arg0-PAG: activator (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing now active (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: active

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

        If positioned over the brain's motor-control area, the hand-held electromagnets generate nerve impulses that-1 *trace*-1 zip down motor nerves and activate muscles, making, say, a finger twitch.

        Argm-slc: that -> nerve impulses
        Arg0: *trace*-1 (= that)
        Rel: activate
        Arg1: muscles
        Argm-adv: making, say, a finger twitch

Example: passive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Once [*trace*-2]-1 activated *trace*-1, the card-2 would sit in the car's window, showing traffic wardens how much time the motorist could remain.

        Rel: activated
        Arg1: *trace*-1 (= *trace*-2 = the card)

Example: Both args

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

        Most of the effects of nitric oxide are mediated through its activation of soluble guanylate cyclase.

        Arg0: its
        Rel: activation
        Arg1: of soluble guanylate cyclase