Predicate: subvert

Roleset id: subvert.01 , to corrupt, destroy, or weaken something, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

subvert.01: SUBVERT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'subvert' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from subvert.01-v predicate notes)


subvert (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: corrupter, agent
        Arg1-PPT: entity subverted
        Arg2-DIR: entity subverted from

Example: with Arg2

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        [The agency]-1 was so totally subverted [*-1]from the high principles of its founding that even the Soviets now wonder about an agency that [*T*-29] seemed so congenial to them .

        Argm-mnr: so totally
        Rel: subverted
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Arg2: from the high principles of its founding

Example: transitive

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

        Future witnesses include a former federal S& L regulator who [*T*-1] has accused [the five senators] -2 of [*-2]-3 attempting [*-3] to `` subvert '' the regulatory process by [*-4] intervening on behalf of Mr. Keating .

        Arg0: [*-3]
        Rel: subvert
        Arg1: the regulatory process
        Argm-mnr: by [*-4] intervening on behalf of Mr. Keating