verb (used with object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing.
verb (used without object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing.
Origin of commute
Related Words for commuteshorten, drive, mitigate, modify, remit, soften, decrease, alleviate, curtail, transmute, interchange, convert, barter, transfer, transpose, transform, metamorphose, switch, transmogrify, transfigure
Examples from the Web for commute
Contemporary Examples of commute
Stephanie lives in the Bronx and works in Manhattan, a commute that should take 45 minutes.
He will spend the rest of his commute sedentary, and she upright.
“I take like three, three-and-a-half hours out of the day just to commute back-and-forth,” he said.How Cars, Not Subways, Will Make Us Richer
June 4, 2014
The first time I saw someone on my morning commute reading a copy.He’s Got a Ticket to Write, or How a Late Train Produced a Novel
April 24, 2014
The lead-in for traffic is a cheery: “Now a look at your morning commute.”Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
Historical Examples of commute
Will you be her true natural father, or shall I commute paternity?Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
The Governor refuses him a pardon, nor will he commute my son's sentence.
It is evident that the man who passed the sentence could commute it, he said.The Dust of Conflict
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
He seemed at times to be asking God to commute these penalties.Les Misrables
At the same time, he held out very little hope that anything could be done to commute the sentence.The Great War As I Saw It
Frederick George Scott
Word Origin for commute
mid-15c., "to change, transform," from Latin commutare "to often change, to change altogether," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + mutare "to change" (see mutable). Sense of "make less severe" is 1630s. Sense of "go back and forth to work" is 1889, from commutation ticket "season pass" (on a railroad, streetcar line, etc.), from commute in its sense of "to change one kind of payment into another" (1795), especially "to combine a number of payments into a single one." Related: Commuted; commuting.