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commute, commute, compute

**commute**(kuh MYOOT) (

**verb**)

1. To travel to and from a place in a regular fashion: Trevor had to

2. To change a decision or penalty to something less severe: The court decided to

*commute*from his home to the office every day.2. To change a decision or penalty to something less severe: The court decided to

*commute*the convicted criminal's sentence from the death penalty to 25 years in prison for his crimes.**commute**(kuh MYOOT) (

**noun**)

A journey typically occurring on a regular basis: Blake's daily

*commute*from home to office takes about one hour each way.**compute**(kuhm PYOOT) (

**verb**)

To work out an answer by mathematical means: The accountant used an adding machine to

*compute*her tax rebate.During Wilbur's daily **commute** to the office, he uses his computer to **compute** the answers to specific budget questions.

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Confusing Words Clarified: Group C; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc.
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compute (

**verb**), computes; computed; computing1. To calculate an answer or a result; especially, when using a computer.

2. To yield a result; especially, a correct result, from a calculation: Sharon found out that the numbers that were provided just don't

2. To yield a result; especially, a correct result, from a calculation: Sharon found out that the numbers that were provided just don't

*compute*
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put-, puta-, -pute, -puter, -puting, -putate, -putation, -putative
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