Predicate: refuse

Roleset id: refuse.01 , refuse, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

refuse.01: REFUSE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'refuse' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No verbnet entry. Comparison to 'decline' ('demur' roleset). (from refuse.01-v predicate notes)


refuse (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: entity refusing
        Arg1-PPT: refused action or object
        Arg2-GOL: anti-benefactive

Example: verbal action

        ...institutional customers refuse to pay.

        Arg0: institutional customers
        Rel: refuse
        Arg1: to pay

Example: with anti-benefactive

        A U.S. decision *trace* to refuse the IMF its capital increase...taken lightly .

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: refuse
        Arg2: the IMF
        Arg1: its capital increase

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        104 vice president Steven Su says that there are no reliable statistics for the value of the human resources market , because newspapers refuse to disclose their revenues from classified ads .

        Arg0: newspapers
        Rel: refuse
        Arg1: to disclose their revenues from classified ads