commute

  • 1 commute — com‧mute [kəˈmjuːt] verb [intransitive] TRAVEL to regularly travel a long distance for your work: commute between • a businessman who commutes between Northern Ireland and Hong Kong commute noun [countable usually singular] : • He got fed up …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Commute — Com*mute (k[o^]m*m[=u]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commuting}.] [L. commutare, mutatum; com + mutare to change. See {Mutation}.] 1. To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Commute — Com*mute , v. i. 1. To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation. [1913 Webster] He . . . thinks it unlawful to commute, and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To pay, or arrange …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 commute — com·mute /kə myüt/ vt com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing 1: to convert (as a payment) into another form 2: to change (a penalty) to one less severe esp. out of clemency compare pardon com·mu·ta·tion /ˌkä myə tā shən/ n …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 commute — [v1] travel to work drive, go back and forth, take the bus/subway/train; concept 224 commute [v2] reduce punishment alleviate, curtail, decrease, mitigate, modify, remit, shorten, soften; concepts 236,247,317 Ant. increase, lengthen commute [v3 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 commute — (v.) mid 15c., from L. commutare to often change, to change altogether, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + mutare to change (see MUTABLE (Cf. mutable)). Sense of make less severe is 1630s. Sense of go back and forth to work is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Commute — Commute, commutation or commutative may refer to: Commuting, the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work Commutative property, a property of a mathematical operation Commutation of sentence, a reduction in severity… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 commute — ► VERB 1) travel some distance between one s home and place of work on a regular basis. 2) reduce (a judicial sentence, especially a sentence of death) to a less severe one. 3) change (one kind of payment or obligation) for (another). DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 commute — [kə myo͞ot′] vt. commuted, commuting [ME commuten < L commutare, to change < com , intens. + mutare, to change: see MISS1] 1. to change (one thing) for or into another; exchange; substitute 2. to change (an obligation, punishment, etc.) to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 commute — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to travel regularly ) to commute between; from; to (to commute between two cities; to commute from the suburbs to the city) 2) (D; tr.) ( to change ) to commute to (the Governor commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 commute — com|mute1 [kəˈmju:t] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: commutare to exchange, change , from com ( COM ) + mutare to change ] 1.) to regularly travel a long distance to get to work commute to/from/between ▪ Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 commute — [[t]kəmju͟ːt[/t]] commutes, commuting, commuted 1) VERB If you commute, you travel a long distance every day between your home and your place of work. [V to/from n] Mike commutes to London every day... [V between n and n] McLaren began commuting… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 commute — I UK [kəˈmjuːt] / US [kəˈmjut] verb Word forms commute : present tense I/you/we/they commute he/she/it commutes present participle commuting past tense commuted past participle commuted 1) [intransitive] to travel regularly to and from work I… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 commute — 01. I usually [commute] to work by bicycle, except when the weather is really bad. 02. Eric has to [commute] about 50 miles to work every day. 03. Two [commuter] trains crashed this morning in London, killing ten people and injuring scores of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 commute — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Commute is used after these nouns: ↑morning {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ daily, every day ▪ regularly ▪ back and forth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 commute — 1 verb 1 (I) to regularly travel a long distance to get to work (+ to/from/between): Jim commutes from Weehawken to Manhattan every day. 2 (T) to change the punishment given to a criminal to one that is less severe: commute a sentence (to): The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 commute — I. verb (commuted; commuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin commutare to change, exchange, from com + mutare to change more at mutable Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. change, alter b. to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 commute — /keuh myooht /, v., commuted, commuting, n. v.t. 1. to change (a prison sentence or other penalty) to a less severe one: The death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. 2. to exchange for another or for something else; give and take… …

    Universalium

  • 19 commute — Philippine English To take public transport. However, commute is not used as a noun, eg. I ll miss the commute in Philippine English …

    English dialects glossary

  • 20 commute — com|mute1 [ kə mjut ] verb 1. ) intransitive to travel regularly to and from work: I commute by train. 2. ) transitive LEGAL to change a punishment to one that is less severe commute com|mute 2 [ kə mjut ] noun count usually singular the trip to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English