recipient role

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Noun1.recipient role - the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
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However, other evidence suggests that the recipient role is preferred, particularly in internal fertilizers such as A.
By comparison, ad libitum animals attempted the donor role at the same rate in both Mating I and II (chi-squared test: [chi square] = 0.001, df = 1, P = 0.98), but assumed the recipient role in actual copulations more frequently in Mating II.
It could be that resource-deprived animals refuse to accept a more costly recipient role, as is suggested by the observation of donor attempts.