Predicate: defend

Roleset id: defend.01 , defend, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

defend.01: DEFEND-V NOTES: Frames file for 'defend' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No verbnet entry. Comparison to 'support'. (from defend.01-v predicate notes) DEFENSE-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry defend.01. Corresponds to VN class defend-85. Framed by Claire. (from defense.01-n)


defense (n.)
defence (n.)
defend (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: defender (vnrole: 85-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: defended (vnrole: 85-theme)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument
        Arg3-GOL: entity defended against

Example: no instrument

        ...because there won't be a vigorous private bar *trace* *trace* to defend the Bill of Rights...

        Argm-rcl: *trace* -> a vigorous private bar
        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: defend
        Arg1: the Bill of Rights

Example: ARG2 and ARG0 and ARG1

        Hence their poison fangs are almost the only tools they have to catch food and defend themselves with .

        Arg2: [with][the only tools they have]
        Arg0: []
        Rel: defend
        Arg1: themselves

Example: no instrument

        Because if I do n't come when-1 Norm does his defense *T*-1, which I really want to come for that.

        Arg0: Norm
        Argm-lvb: does
        Rel: defense
        Argm-tmp: *T*-1

Example: Args 0 & 1

        The Fed chairman is stepping up his defense of a $600 billion bond-purchase plan.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: defense
        Arg1: of a $600 billion bond-purchase plan.

Example: with arg 3

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

        Estonia had to defend itself from cyter attacks.

        Arg0: Estonia
        Rel: defend
        Arg1: itself
        Arg3: from cyber attacks.

Example: another with arg 3

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

        We willl defend our country against terrorists

        Arg0: We
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: defend
        Arg1: our country
        Arg3: against terrorists.