Predicate: sharpen

Roleset id: sharpen.01 , (cause to) become sharp(er), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sharpen.01: SHARPEN-V NOTES: Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4. (from sharpen.01-v)


sharpen (v.)Cause_to_be_sharp


        Arg2 not expected (from sharp.01-j)
        Arg0-PAG: sharpener (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting sharper (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if agent is also present (vnrole: 45.4-Instrument)

Example: just transitive

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        The government is sharpening its newest weapon against white-collar defendants: the power to prevent them from paying their legal bills.

        Arg0: The government
        Rel: sharpening
        Arg1: its newest weapon against white-collar defendants : the power to prevent them from paying their legal bills

Predicate: sharp

Roleset id: sharp.02 , finely honed, focused (knives, photos, wit, etc), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sharp.02: SHARP-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-2,3. (from sharp.01-j)


sharp (j.)Sharpness


        Arg2 not expected
        Arg0-PAG: sharpener, agent/cause of sharpness
        Arg1-PPT: sharp thing

Example: Adjectival rel: sharp

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

        IMHO , Michele Bachmann is not as sharp as a bowling ball and has no business even thinking about running for President .

        Argm-adv: IMHO
        Arg1: Michele Bachmann
        Argm-neg: not
        Argm-cxn: [as] [as a bowling ball]
        Rel: sharp