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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 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.
See also: between, commute

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If we assume the journey home takes a similar amount of time, that equals an average commute of one hour and 28 minutes.
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There are so many developments in technology now that facilitate remote working, allowing staff to cut out the commute entirely, or work flexibly while they're on the move."
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Since then, the average commute has increased by 18 hours a year.
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Currently, Americans who commute to work report an average round-trip time of 52.4 minutes.
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Professionals with the longest commutes aren't necessarily the most anxious.
"This raises interesting questions over whether the additional income associated with longer commutes fully compensates for the negative aspects of the journey to work."
Long commutes have benefits other than time for reflection in a bus that is crossing state lines.
And the number making that daily long commute of up to four hours is put at 10.3%.
The housing crisis and lack of spending on roads and railways has been blamed for the longer commutes.
HELPING Teesside workers to make longer commutes into large towns and cities could help alleviate unemployment, an influential think tank has suggested.