sentence - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] [often passive] legal 

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/ˈsentəns/
present tense
I/you/we/theysentence
he/she/itsentences
present participlesentencing
past tensesentenced
past participlesentenced
  1. when a judge sentences someone, they officially state what someone’s punishment will be
    sentence someone to something:

    He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.