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commute between (places)

To make a routine trip between one's home and one's place of work or school. Until you relocate, you'll have to commute between Philadelphia and Manhattan every day.
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commute from (some place)

To make a routine trip to one's place of work or school from another location (often where one lives). Until you relocate to Manhattan, you'll have to commute from Philadelphia for work.
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commute (something) into (something)

1. To make a routine trip (typically into a city) to one's place of work or school. Until I relocate, I'll have to commute into Manhattan for work every day.
2. To change or transform something into something else. I doubt that the judge will commute that sentence into a lesser punishment.
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commute between places

to travel between the place where one works and the place where one lives. I have to commute between Chicago and Detroit every week. Mary has commuted between New York City and New Jersey for years.
See also: between, commute, place

commute from some place

to travel to work from some place. I commute from way out in the country. Betty commutes from only a few miles away and will be here very soon.
See also: commute, place

commute something into something

to change something into something. No one, as it turns out, can commute lead into gold. I had hoped to commute this argument into a sensible discussion, but it is hopeless.
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Christopher Bernard 6 Shreveport, LA- Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Louisiana; Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 30, 2009); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Elaine Beston 6 Great Falls, MT- Offense: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute; District of MontanaSentence: 192 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 16, 2008); amended to 180 months' imprisonment (July 20, 2015); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
James Zell Bishop 6 Bay Minette, ALMinette, AL- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Alabama; Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 21, 2008); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Benjamin Blount 6 Oakdale, LA- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Louisiana; Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 8, 1999); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Walter Bradberry 6 Mobile, AL- Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Northern District of Florida; Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 28, 2007); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Brooks 6 Asheville, NC- Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of TennesseeSentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 26, 2007); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Brown 6 Athens, TN- Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 15 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; conspiracy to knowingly conduct and attempt to conduct unlawful financial transactions affecting interstate commerce; Eastern District of TennesseeSentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 12, 2005); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Jerome Brown 6 Pittsburgh, PA- Offense:  Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Pennsylvania; Sentence:  240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 11, 2009); Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Rodney Rodriguez Brown 6 Atmore, AL- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Alabama; Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 months' supervised release (June 5, 2009); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Pamela Brownlee 6 Decatur, GA- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base (three counts); Southern District of FloridaSentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 19, 2006); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment
Thomas Burton 6 Plain Dealing, LA- Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of firearms during a drug trafficking crime; Western District of LouisianaSentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 17, 2007); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.
Tiara Buskey 6 Pensacola, FL- Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of FloridaSentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $500 fine (November 8, 2005); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Jeffrey Calhoun 6 Long Beach, CA- Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (two counts); Central District of CaliforniaSentence: 264 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2008); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
Willie Albert Cannon 6 Tampa, FL- Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); possession of a firearm; Middle District of Florida; Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 17, 1995); amended to 352 months' imprisonment (June 12, 2001); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.
Jose Carmona 6 Philadelphia, PA- Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 10, 1993); Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.