sentence-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: allocate punishment

Commentary: Usually refers to the legal sense, but may include metaphorical usages

A couple convicted of tax evasion was sentenced to prison.
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within.
He also argues that the judge was sentencing with bias.
The judge said she was sentencing him at the low end of the agreed-upon range.
The court sentenced her as an accessory after the fact to that crime.
The judge rejected his deal and sentenced him as an adult to two years.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Sentencing
PropBank: sentence.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1