Predicate: desensitize

Roleset id: desensitize.01 , cause to lose sensitivity, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

desensitize.01: DESENSITIZE-V NOTES: Created by Claire (from desensitize.01-v) DESENSITIZATION-N NOTES: desensitize.01 (from desensitization.01-n)


desensitize (v.)
desensitization (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of loss of sensitivity, agent
        Arg1-PPT: patient, thing becoming less sensitive
        Arg2-GOL: becoming less sensitive to what? stimulus of arg 1

Example: Transitive, all arguments

        It-1 strives *PRO*-1 to desensitize people towards others' suffering by *PRO* surrounding them with constant killing.

        Arg0: *PRO*-1
        Rel: desensitize
        Arg1: people
        Arg2: towards others' suffering
        Argm-mnr: by *PRO* surrounding them with constant killing

Example: without causer

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

        Many parents were troubled by the desensitization of their children to violence, which they attributed to violent video games, television, and movies, as well as to the ultimate scape goat: gangster rap.

        Rel: desensitization
        Arg1: of their children
        Arg2: to violence