Rolesets - conspire


conspire.01 - work together for nefarious purposes

CONSPIRE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'conspired' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No Verbnet entry. Comparison with 'work'.True etymological tidbit: "conspire" comes from the Latin for "tobreathe together", since conspirators inevitably huddle together whenhatching their nefarious plans. Actually, I just really like the word "nefarious." (from conspire.01-v predicate notes)


conspire (v.)
conspiracy (n.)


ARG0-PAG: conspirator
ARG1-PPT: job, project
ARG2-COM: co-conspirator

conspire-v: conspirators merged

The company is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into whether
its officials and its utility subsidiariesARG0
to cover up their accounting for spare parts to evade federal income taxesARG1

conspire-v: conspirators separated

The central charge against Judge Hastings is that
with a Washington lawyerARG2
to obtain a $ 150,000 bribe from defendants in a criminal case before the judge , in return for leniencyARG1