Instigator of, and a core participant in, an event.

Prior to v2.6, known as Causer. Since v2.6, Causer has a different meaning.

Force is a generalization of Agent with respect to animacy. Force is applied directly to inanimate things or forces conceptualized as entities, such as in a passive by-phrase (Passives):

The Force is sometimes construed as a Source:

Contrast: Causer

See also: Instrument

Construals with role

Construals with function

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Supercategory: Participant