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Definition 1: (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for semantic role in the sense of this definition

(semantic role is a kind of ...) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

(... is a kind of semantic role ) the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

(... is a kind of semantic role ) 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

(semantic role belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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