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commute

verb abate, abbreviate, abridge, allay, alter, ameliorate, bate, change, change penalties, curtail, cut, decrease a punishment, dilute, diminish, ease, exchange penalties, lessen, lighten, limit, make less extreme, make less harsh, make less intense, make less rigorrus, make less rough, make less severe, make lighter, make milder, meliorate, minimize, mitigate, modify sentence, reduce, reduce a punishment, reduce in asperity, relax severity, relieve, render less difficult, shorten, shrink, slacken, slash, soften, substitute, temper, tone down, trim, truncate
Associated concepts: commute a sentence
See also: alter, convert, replace, transform

commute

to reduce (a sentence) to one less severe.

TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.

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However, we recognise that service initiatives are also important to provide our commuters with a positive travel experience.
He said there should be an effective mechanism to ensure route completion and grievances of the commuters should be addressed by the authorities concerned.
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Besides inclusion in the larger package of tax provision extensions, commuter parity could be reinstated as part of comprehensive surface transportation bill.
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Understanding the commuter student is becoming more and more important.
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As the primary gateway to our city, the new Moynihan Station will affect more New Yorkers, commuters and visitors than any other project underway or contemplated.
EPA noted that nearly 600,000 employees currently receive commuter benefits from BWC's list of FORTUNE 500 companies, resulting in the reduction of approximately 270,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
The Partnership for New York City, which represents some of the city's top companies, is calling for New York to emulate London in imposing a "congestion tax" on commuters who drive into the city--with the proceeds benefiting MetroNorth.
The scenario of commuter trains as terrorist targets is particularly troubling, given threats made against railroads in France just a few weeks ago and the apparent terrorist bombing of a commuter train in southern Russia last September, which killed five and wounded 30.
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