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Definition of sentence verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] sentence somebody (to something) sentence somebody to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sentence
he / she / it sentences
past simple sentenced
-ing form sentencing
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to say officially in court that someone is to receive a particular punishment to be sentenced to death/life imprisonment/three years in prison
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sentence