Predicate: degrade

Roleset id: degrade.01 , to lower in quality or character, break down a compound, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

degrade.01: DEGRADE-V NOTES: Based on ECTB2. Member of VNcls other_cos-45.4 (from degrade.01-v) DEGRADATION-N NOTES: Corresponds with degrade.01. Framed by anwen april 2011 (from degradation.01-n)


degradation (n.)
degrade (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of degradation (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity degraded (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg 0 (vnrole: 45.4-Instrument)

Example: Intransitive

        Tencel, made * from wood cellulose, has given the lie to the notion that man-made fibers never degrade, and is set * to become one of the most import fibers of the coming environmental century.

        Arg1: man-made fibers
        Argm-neg: never
        Rel: degrade

Example: With Agent

        He felt they were degrading him by making him report to a supervisor.

        Arg0: they
        Rel: degrading
        Arg1: him
        Argm-mnr: by making him report to a supervisor

Example: All Arguments partially made-up

        You have degraded what should have been serious lectures with yourpersonal opinions.

        Arg0: You
        Rel: degraded
        Arg1: what should have been serious lectures
        Arg2: with your personal opinions


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

        Alzheimer's degradation of Mr.Jones's memory saddened his family and friends.

        Arg0: Alzheimer's
        Rel: degradation
        Arg1: of Mr.Jones's memory