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commute

verb  /kəˈmjut/ us  

commute verb (TRAVEL)

[I] to travel regularly a distance between work and home: She commutes to the city by car every day.

commute verb (CHANGE)

[T] to change a punishment into another that is less severe: The governor commuted the sentence and released the prisoner.
commute
noun [C]  /kəˈmjut/ us  
The commute is not too bad – just over an hour.
commuter
noun [C]  /kəˈmjut̬·ər/ us  
The 5:30 train is always packed with commuters.
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