Predicate: deemphasize

Roleset id: deemphasize.01 , to minimize the importance of, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

deemphasize.01: DEEMPHASIZE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'deemphasize' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from deemphasize.01-v predicate notes)


deemphasize (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of deemphasis
        Arg1-PPT: entity deemphasized

Example: passive

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

        While [[*] renewing military aid]-1 had been considered [*T*-1]-1 out of the question , [*-1] -2 rejected [*-2] by Congress and deemphasized [*-2] by the Bush administration , Mr. Ortega 's statement provides Contra supporters with the opportunity [*] to press the administration on the issue .

        Rel: deemphasized
        Arg1: [*-2]
        Arg0: by the Bush administration