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English noun: semantic role

1. semantic role (communication) (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause


Synonymsparticipant role


Broader (hypernym)grammatical category, syntactic category


Narrower (hyponym)affected role, agent, agentive role, benefactive role, beneficiary, instrument, instrumental role, locative, locative role, patient, patient role, recipient, recipient role, result, resultant role, temporal, temporal role


Domain categorylinguistics









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