"The man paints the wall red".
The verb to paint can take three arguments, the object, the subject and the colour of the paint. What kind of verb is this?
"The man colours the paper blue".
I think it's because this stands in for the (infinite) set of verbs "colours-blue" "colours-red" "colours-green" etc. e.g. "The man colours-red the paper". As colours exist in more than one axis.
Whereas for things like size we have verbs like "enlarges the balloon" instead of "sizes the balloon large".
Also it could exist for emotions.
"The clown makes the children happy".
"Makes" can stand in for a lot.
Are there any other verbs like this?