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|Noun||1.||participant role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause|
linguistics - the scientific study of language
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
affected role, patient role, patient - the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
agentive role, agent - the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
benefactive role, beneficiary - the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
instrumental role, instrument - the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
locative, locative role - the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
recipient role, recipient - the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
resultant role, result - the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
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