Definitions for commutekəˈmyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mutekəˈmyut(v.; n.)-mut•ed, -mut•ing

  1. (v.t.)to change (a prison sentence or other penalty) to a less severe form.

  2. to exchange for another or for something else; interchange.

  3. to change:

    to commute base metal into gold.

  4. to change (one kind of payment) into or for another, as by substitution.

    Category: Business

  5. (v.i.)to travel regularly over some distance, as from a suburb into a city and back.

    Category: Transportation

  6. to make substitution; compensate.

  7. to serve as a substitute.

  8. to give the same mathematical result whether operating on the left or on the right.

    Category: Math

  9. (n.)a trip made by commuting.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. an act or instance of commuting.

Origin of commute:

1400–50; < L commūtāre to change, replace

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commute(verb)

    a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work

    "there is standing room only on the high-speed commute"

  2. commute, transpose(verb)

    exchange positions without a change in value

    "These operators commute with each other"

  3. commute(verb)

    travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home

  4. permute, commute, transpose(verb)

    change the order or arrangement of

    "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"

  5. commute, convert, exchange(verb)

    exchange a penalty for a less severe one

  6. change, exchange, commute, convert(verb)

    exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

    "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commute(verb)əˈmyut

    to travel a fairly long distance to work

    He commutes from the North Shore into Boston.

  2. commute(noun)əˈmyut

    the time when people travel to or from work

    the afternoon/morning commute


  1. commute(Verb)

    To travel from one's home (usually in the suburbs of a city) to one's workplace (usually in the city itself, or in another city) to go to work, or vice versa.

  2. commute(Verb)

    To engage in a commutative operation.

  3. commute(Verb)

    To pay out the lump-sum present value of an annuity.

  4. commute(Verb)

    To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.

  5. Origin: From commuto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commute(verb)

    to exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares

  2. Commute(verb)

    to obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation

  3. Commute(verb)

    to pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route

Translations for commute

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to travel regularly between two places, especially between home in the suburbs and work in the city.

  • pendelAfrikaans
  • يُسافِرُ يَوْمِيّا إلى مكان عَمَلِهِArabic
  • пътувам редовноBulgarian
  • viajar diariamentePortuguese (BR)
  • dojíždětCzech
  • pendelnGerman
  • pendle; rejse frem og tilbageDanish
  • πηγαινοέρχομαι καθημερινά (από τα προάστια στη δουλειά μου)Greek
  • desplazarse diariamente al lugar de trabajoSpanish
  • pendeldamaEstonian
  • رفت و آمد میان دو نقطۀ نسبتاً دورFarsi
  • työpaikan ja kodin välillä matkustaminenFinnish
  • faire la navette (entre)French
  • לִנסוֹע בִּקבִיעוּתHebrew
  • शहर के एक हिस्से से दूसरे हिस्से में काम करने के लिए नियमित रूप से जानाHindi
  • voziti se, putovatiCroatian
  • ingázikHungarian
  • pulang-pergiIndonesian
  • ferðast daglega milli vinnustaðar og heimilisIcelandic
  • fare il pendolareItalian
  • 通勤するJapanese
  • 통근하다Korean
  • reguliariai važinėtiLithuanian
  • regulāri braukātLatvian
  • berulang-alikMalay
  • pendelenDutch
  • pendleNorwegian
  • dojeżdżaćPolish
  • رفت و آمد میان دو نقطۀ نسبتاً دورPersian
  • بدلون: دجرم لږول: سفر كول(په اور ګاډى كې دارزانه ټيكټ په واسطهPashto
  • viajar diariamentePortuguese
  • a face naveta (între)Romanian
  • совершать регулярные поездкиRussian
  • dochádzaťSlovak
  • voziti se (na delo)Slovenian
  • putovati na posaoSerbian
  • pendlaSwedish
  • เดินทางThai
  • işe gidip gelmeTurkish
  • 經常往來兩地之間(尤指住市郊但在市區上班的通勤)Chinese (Trad.)
  • робити регулярні поїздкиUkrainian
  • باقاعدگی سے سفر کرنے والاUrdu
  • đi lại thường xuyên giữa hai nơiVietnamese
  • 经常往来两地之间,通勤Chinese (Simp.)

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