Predicate: colonize

Roleset id: colonize.01 , to found or establish a colony, establish a colony, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

colonize.01: COLONIZE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'colonize' based on survey of sentences in the ectb2. No VerbNet entry. (from colonize.01-v predicate notes) COLONIZATION-N NOTES: Based on stratified 1 data. Comparison to colonize.01-v. No VN or FN classes. Framed by Katie. (from colonization.01-n)


colonize (v.)
colonise (v.)
colonization (n.)
colonisation (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: colonizer, imperial power
        Arg1-PPT: territory colonized

Example: colonize-v: Plant colonization

        [Doughty false cypress seeds]-1 seized the opportunity *-1 to colonize this hostile territory shunned * by other plants.

        Arg0: trace-Doughty false cypress seeds
        Rel: colonize
        Arg1: this hostile territory shunned * by other plants

Example: colonize-v: Passive

        Plants-1 are often colonized *-1 by endophytic bacteria.

        ArgM-TMP: often
        Rel: colonized
        Arg1: *-1
        Arg0: by endophytic bacteria

Example: colonization-n: Unwanted colony

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

        bacterial colonization

        Arg0: bacterial
        Rel: colonization