Predicate: democratize

Roleset id: democratize.01 , make into a democracy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

democratize.01: DEMOCRATIZE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'democratize' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 45.4. (from democratize.01-v predicate notes)


democratize (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of democracy, agent (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing now a democracy (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: null-agent active

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

        In Poland's rapid shift from socialism to an undefined alternative, environmental issues have become a cutting edge of broader movements [*] to restructure the economy, cut cumbersome bureaucracies, and democratize local politics.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: democratize
        Arg1: local politics

Example: passive

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Capital-1 has been democratized [*-1], and people want in.

        Rel: democratized
        Arg1: [*-1]

Predicate: democratic

Roleset id: democratic.02 , of/for the people, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

democratic.02: DEMOCRATIC-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WSJ data. (from democratic.01-j)


democratic (j.)


        democratize.01's arg0 not available in adjectival use. (from democratic.01-j)
        Arg1-PAG: entity that is democratic

Example: with MNR

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

        Kettering research has identified democratic practices that have everyday applications in the life of a community, and they are democratic in that they increase the control that people have over their future.

        Arg1: they
        Rel: democratic
        Argm-mnr: in that they increas the control that people have over their future