Predicate: alleviate

Roleset id: alleviate.01 , to make (pain, problems) less severe, making some problem less severe, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

alleviate.01: ALLEVIATE-V NOTES: Member of Vncls free-80. (from alleviate.01-v) ALLEVIATION-N NOTES: (from alleviation.01-n)


alleviation (n.)
alleviate (v.)Cure


        Arg0-CAU: agent, causer (vnrole: 80-Cause)
        Arg1-PPT: problems (vnrole: 80-Theme)

Example: inanimate causer

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

        Barge rates on the Mississippi River sank yesterday on speculation that widespread rain [*ICH*-3] this week in the Midwest might temporarily alleviate the situation .

        Arg0: widespread rain [*ICH*-3]
        Argm-tmp: this week
        Argm-loc: in the Midwest
        Argm-mod: might
        Argm-tmp: temporarily
        Rel: alleviate
        Arg1: the situation

Example: agentive

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

        [American Telephone& Telegraph Co. , MCI Communications Inc. and United Telecommunications ' U S Sprint unit]*-1 were blocking phone calls into the Bay area [*-1] to alleviate congestion .

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: alleviate
        Arg1: congestion