Definitions for commutekəˈmyut

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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"


  1. Commute(v. i.)

    to travel regularly from a place of residence to another place, such as where one's daily work is performed. Often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city; as, to commute to work.


  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

  4. Origin: [L. commutare, -mutatum; com- + mutare to change. See Mutation.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lissa Minkin:

    Not having a long commute makes a huge positive impact on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

  2. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser:

    We believe that we did not provide adequate resources at a time when it could (have made) a difference in last evening's commute. We should have been out with more resources.

  3. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser:

    We believe that we did not provide adequate resources at a time when it could (have made) a difference in last evening's commute, we should have been out with more resources.

  4. Michael Maggy:

    Everyone is careful, but they've allowed children to go to schools. They've allowed people to commute to work, they've made us feel as secure as possible in this temporary new reality.

  5. Ashley Whillans:

    In my personal life, my husband started taking a toll route that was a little more expensive so his commute would be shorter. We know that longer commuters generally make us unhappier.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • commutarCatalan, Valencian
  • kommutere, pendleDanish
  • vertauschbar, kommutativ, pendeln, hin- und herfahrenGerman
  • conmutar, viajar del trabajo, viajar al trabajo, pendularSpanish
  • kommutoida, työmatka, [[maksaa#Finnish, lieventää, muuntaa, käydä töissä, tinkiä, vaihtaa, [[suorittaa]] [[kertamaksu]]Finnish
  • faire la navette, commuterFrench
  • ingázik, kommutálHungarian
  • fare il pendolare, commutareItalian
  • 通う, 通勤Japanese
  • pendelenDutch
  • dojeżdżaćPolish
  • коммутировать, ездитьRussian
  • pendla, kommuteraSwedish

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