A “goal” in the broadest sense of an ending point/condition. Contrasts with Originator.
See also: Beneficiary
Shalev et al. (2019) propose generalizing SNACS supersenses to include subjects and objects (see also Ancillary fn. 3, Originator fn. 1). If subject position is viewed as an Agent construal, then an active subject of a transfer verb like get or receive is Recipient↝Agent. If direct object position is viewed as a Theme construal, then She informed her editor is Recipient↝Theme. ↩
While yell at often has a connotation of shouting criticism towards somebody, and criticism would suggest Beneficiary, the Recipient aspect of the meaning is more explicit and essential: yelling from a distance at someone does not imply criticism, and criticism about someone who is absent is not yelling at them. ↩