Predicate: cheapen

Roleset id: cheapen.01 , cause to lose value, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

cheapen.01: CHEAPEN-V NOTES: Oddly, cheapen doesn't seem to mean"reduce in price", which wouldalso be a class 45.4 verb but with different PAS (requiring an EXT,start and end points). (from cheapen.01-v)


cheapen (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer, agent (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing losing value (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument (vnrole: 45.4-Instrument)

Example: just transitive

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

        But ``on a new car, a rebate doesn't work well'' because it cheapens the vehicle's image, contends Thomas D. Mignanelli, executive vice president of Nissan's U.S. sales arm.

        Arg0: it
        Rel: cheapens
        Arg1: the vehicle's image

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        The paper 's editorial board goes on to say , we believe Mr. Gore would never follow Bill Clinton 's example of reckless conduct that cheapens the Presidency .

        Arg0: [reckless conduct][that]
        Rel: cheapens
        Arg1: the Presidency

Predicate: cheap

Roleset id: cheap.02 , inexpensive, lacking in quality, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

cheap.02: CHEAP-J NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT P01, parts 2,3. Framed by Claire. Based on verb frame, cheapen.01, but is only grammatical with arg1: thing that is cheap, cheapened, and the adjective can talk about prices of things being cheap, so this has an added arg3 for price itself. (from cheap.01-j) CHEAPER-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from cheaper.01-j)


cheaper (j.)
cheap (j.)Expensiveness


        Arg1-PPT: inexpensive thing
        Arg3-VSP: cost of cheap thing

Example: Args 1 & 3

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

        99 p is way too cheap for that.

        Arg3: 99p
        Argm-ext: way too
        Rel: cheap
        Arg1: for that

Example: With it EXP

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

        It was cheap for me to fly from Kampala to London.

        Rel: cheap
        Arg1: for me to fly from Kampala to London.