Predicate: ratify

Roleset id: ratify.01 , to approve, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ratify.01: RATIFY-V NOTES: Frames file for 'ratify' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from ratify.01-v predicate notes)


ratify (v.)
ratification (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: approver, agent
        Arg1-PPT: entity ratified
        Arg2-GOL: beneficiary

Example: ratify-v: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        By 1987 , then-Speaker Jim Wright was discussing arms control in Moscow with Mikhail Gorbachev and then attempting [*-1] to direct the president , through an appropriations rider , [*-2]to treat the Soviets as though the Senate had ratified SALT II .

        Arg0: the Senate
        Rel: ratified
        Arg1: SALT II

Example: ratify-v: all arguments

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        The broadcasters were , after all , documenting the game , ratifying its occurrence for millions outside the Stick .

        Arg0: The broadcasters
        Argm-dis: after all
        Rel: ratifying
        Arg1: its occurrence
        Arg2: for millions outside the Stick

Example: ratification-n

        When writing the Constitution, the framers expected the Senate to handle important issues, particularly the ratification of treaties, while the Executive would attend to matters of lesser consequence.

        Rel: ratification
        Arg1: of treaties