Predicate: seek

Roleset id: seek.01 , look for, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

seek.01: SEEK-V NOTES: Member of VNcls hunt-35.1 (from seek.01-v) SEEKING-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry seek.01. Corresponds VNcls ferret-35.6. (from seeking.01-n)


seeking (n.)Seeking_to_achieve Seeking
seek (v.)Seeking_to_achieve Seeking


        Arg0-PAG: Agent / entity seeking (vnrole: 35.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing sought, attempted action (vnrole: 35.1-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: sought-from (vnrole: 35.1-location)

Example: transitive

        Northeast is seeking approval of its possible purchase of PS of New Hampshire.

        Arg0: Northeast
        Rel: seeking
        Arg1: approval of its possible purchase of PS of New Hampshire

Example: arg1 as action

        A company is seeking *trace* to purchase a carrier.

        Arg0: A company
        Rel: seeking
        Arg1: *trace* to purchase a carrier

Example: with sought-from

        Czechoslovakia is seeking $2 billion from Hungary.

        Arg0: Czechoslovakia
        Rel: seeking
        Arg1: $2 billion
        Arg2: from Hungary

Example: No sought-from

        Her seeking of the office of mayor of Arlington offers our community a candidate with the potential to continue the wonderful legacy.

        Arg0: Her
        Rel: seeking
        Arg1: of the office of mayor of Arlington

Example: All arguments

        Jacqui's success is her father's preparation, her own determination and her seeking of assistance when needed from trusted advisors.

        Arg0: her
        Rel: seeking
        Arg1: of assistance
        Argm-tmp: when needed
        Arg2: from trusted advisors

Predicate: seek_out

Roleset id: seek_out.02 , search diligently for, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

seek_out.02: SEEK_OUT-V NOTES: See Vncls ferret-35.6. (from seek.02-v)


seek_out (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: Agent / entity seeking
        Arg1-PPT: thing sought
        Arg2-DIR: sought-from

Example: transitive

        Country funds seek out individual companies.

        Arg0: Company funds
        Rel: [seek] [out]
        Arg1: individual companies