Predicate: extort

Roleset id: extort.01 , extract money from, under pressure, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

extort.01: EXTORT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'extort' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 10.5. (from extort.01-v predicate notes) EXTORTION-N NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from extortion.01-n)


extort (v.)
extortion (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent, extorter (vnrole: 10.5-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: money (vnrole: 10.5-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: source (vnrole: 10.5-Source)

Example: all args

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

        According to testimony in a public, 80-page grand-jury report handed up to the state attorney general, Judge O'Kicki extorted cash from lawyers, muscled favorable loans from banks and bullied local businesses for more than a decade.

        Arg0: Judge O'Kicki
        Rel: extorted
        Arg1: cash
        Arg2: from lawyers
        ArgM-TMP: for more than a decade

Example: intransitive

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

        The judge now says it was ``unfortunate'' that he chose to write the letter but says ``there was certainly no intent *trace* to extort there.''

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: extort

Example: missing arg defaults to 'money'

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

        The question is how much you get tied in with seedy characters so they can extort you.''

        Arg0: they
        ArgM-MOD: can
        Rel: extort
        Arg2: you