verb (used with object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing.
verb (used without object), com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing.
- commutative group,
- commutative law,
- commutator group,
- commuter airplane,
- commuter belt,
- commuter marriage,
- commuter tax
Origin of commute
Examples from the Web for 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.
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|Dominic Utton|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lead-in for traffic is a cheery: “Now a look at your morning commute.”Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting|Ted Gioia|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Morning and evening trains take only forty minutes, and it won't hurt Jack to commute for the weekdays between the two Sundays!Etiquette|Emily Post
A fresh step towards freedom was made by the growing tendency to commute labour-services for money-payments.History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)|John Richard Green
Had the Board refused to commute my sentence after hearing the argument, another attempt could be made later on.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
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.