Predicate: taint

Roleset id: taint.01 , contaminate, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

taint.01: TAINT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'taint' based on sentences in financial subcorpus andautomatic expansion via verbnet. (from taint.01-v predicate notes)


taint (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause/source of contamination (vnrole: 9.8-Agent)
        Arg1-GOL: thing becoming contaminated (vnrole: 9.8-Destination)
        Arg2-PPT: contaminant (vnrole: 9.8-Theme)

Example: note the instrument

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

        According to department policy, prosecutors must make a strong showing that lawyers' fees came from [assets]-1 tainted *trace*-1 by illegal profits before any attempts at seizure are made.

        Rel: tainted
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: by illegal profits

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        Vote - buying in grassroots elections has also robbed the people of their right to elect the wise and the able , and tainted the development of Taiwan 's democracy .

        Arg0: Vote - buying in grassroots elections
        Argm-dis: also
        Rel: tainted
        Arg1: the development of Taiwan 's democracy

Example: transitive

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

        At stake was an $80,000 settlement involving who should pay what share of cleanup costs at the site of a former gas station, where underground fuel tanks had leaked and taintd the soil.

        Arg0: underground fuel tanks
        Rel: tainted
        Arg1: the soil