Predicate: deflect

Roleset id: deflect.01 , block, avoid, causing to change course so as to miss, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

deflect.01: DEFLECT-V NOTES: Might take instrument? (from deflect.01-v) DEFLECTION-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-5, deflect.01. No VNcls. (from deflection.01-n)


deflection (n.)
deflect (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: deflector
        Arg1-PPT: thing deflected

Example: basic usage

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

        ...a topic of intense speculation on Wall Street since Mr. Stookey deflected dividend questions in a Sept. 29 meeting with analysts.

        Arg0: Mr. Stookey
        Rel: deflected
        Arg1: dividend questions
        ArgM-LOC: in a Sept. 29 meeting with analysts

Example: both args

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

        Still, it's possible his deflection of the compliment was warranted.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: deflection
        Arg1: of the compliment