Predicate: silence

Roleset id: silence.01 , to make silent, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

silence.01: SILENCE-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4, subjugate-42.3. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from silence.01-v)


silence (v.)Become_silent Silencing Killing


        Arg0-PAG: agent/cause of silence (vnrole: 45.4-Agent, 42.3-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity silenced (vnrole: 45.4-Patient, 42.3-Patient)

Example: passive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        In the past 10 years [about 50 journalists]-1 have been silenced [*-1]forever , murdered [*-1] .

        Argm-tmp: In the past 10 years
        Rel: silenced
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Argm-tmp: forever

Example: cause as arg1

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

        Her look silenced him as severely as a muzzle.

        Arg0: Her look
        Rel: silenced
        Arg1: him
        Argm-mnr: as severely as a muzzle

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        We will not use the security forces of our country to silence critics or neutralize opponents .

        Arg0: We
        Rel: silence
        Arg1: critics