Predicate: strengthen

Roleset id: strengthen.01 , (cause to) become stronger, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

strengthen.01: STRENGTHEN-V NOTES: Comparison with 'weaken'. Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4. (from strengthen.01-v) STRENGTHENING-N NOTES: strengthen.01 (from strengthening.01-n)


strengthen (v.)Cause_change_of_strength
strengthening (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing strengthening (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: strengthen-v: transitive

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

        Nashua-1 immediately responded by *trace*-1 strengthening a poison-pill plan and saying it will buy back up to one million of its shares, or 10.4 % of the 9.6 million outstanding.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: strengthening
        Arg1: a poison-pill plan

Example: strengthen-v: ergative

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

        Although Mr. Pierce expects that line of business to strengthen in the next year, he said Elcotel will also benefit from moving into other areas.

        Arg1: that line of business
        Rel: strengthen
        Argm-tmp: in the next year

Predicate: strong

Roleset id: strong.02 , have strength, intensity, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

strong.02: STRONG-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WSJ data. (from strong.01-j) STRONGER-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from stronger.01-j)


strong (j.)Exertive_force Being_strong Chemical_potency Judgment_of_intensity Expertise Usefulness
stronger (j.)
strength (n.)


        Arg1-PAG: stong entity

Example: strong-j: With MNR and TMP

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

        I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out

        Arg1: I
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: strong
        Argm-mnr: like this
        Argm-tmp: when I started out

Example: strong-j: comparative

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

        Meaning that its economy and military are both 10 times stronger than everyone else s - no I do n't , as I 've pointed out in my previous post , there 'll China will inevitably want to become the regional power of Asia , it 'll want to do some land - grabbing of its own -LRB- Taiwan for example -RRB- which will lead to its demise .

        Arg1: its economy and military
        Argm-adv: both
        Argm-ext: 10 times
        Rel: stronger
        Argm-cxn: than everyone else