Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sentence

3 senses of sentence

Sense 1
sentence -- (a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences")
       => string of words, word string, linguistic string -- (a linear sequence of words as spoken or written)

Sense 2
conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence -- ((criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise")
       => final judgment, final decision -- (a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment)

Sense 3
prison term, sentence, time -- (the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail")
       => term -- (a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sentence

1 sense of sentence

Sense 1
sentence, condemn, doom -- (pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

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