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 with the daily commute into London.

— commuter noun [countable] :

• British Rail networks carrying commuters into London

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commute UK US /kəˈmjuːt/ verb
[I] TRANSPORT to make the same journey regularly from home to work: »

He commuted every day, back and forth, an hour and 20 minutes each way.


Debbie works for an investment bank and is presently commuting between Paris and Luxemburg.


Duffy has commuted from Windsor to London for the past seven years.

[T] FINANCE, INSURANCE to exchange one type of payment or investment for another type: »

Pensioners who commute their pension for a lump sum sometimes face huge losses.

[T] LAW to replace a punishment with a less severe one: »

Davis still faces execution unless the parole board commutes his sentence to life in prison.

commute UK US /kəˈmjuːt/ noun [C]
TRANSPORT a journey that someone does regularly from home to work: a 90 minute/50km/30 mile commute »

Every morning during his 85-mile commute he has plenty of time to think about the day ahead.

a daily/weekly commute »

Cutting out the daily commute is the most obvious attraction of teleworking.

a long/short commute »

The survey provides evidence that low-paid workers are forced to endure long commutes into the capital.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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