Predicate: substantiate

Roleset id: substantiate.01 , prove, justify, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

substantiate.01: SUBSTANTIATE-V NOTES: More common in the negative adjectival 'unsubstantiated' (eg rumors). (from substantiate.01-v)


substantiate (v.)
substantiation (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: prover
        Arg1-PPT: justified

Example: the one example

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

        Mr. Lewis said [the company]-1 gave the Consumer Affairs department ``volumes of documents'' *trace*-1 to substantiate its statements, and made ``every effort to comply'' with all the agency's policies.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: substantiate
        Arg1: its statements

Predicate: substantial

Roleset id: substantial.02 , significant, ample, solid, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

substantial.02: SUBSTANTIAL-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-7. (from substantial.01-j)


substantial (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: thing having great substance
        Arg2-VSP: specific aspect of arg1 that is substantial, if in addition to arg1

Example: both args

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

        My main course was substantial in its quantity and substantial in its delivery of enjoyment to my palate.

        Arg1: My main course
        Rel: substantial
        Arg2: in its quantity