*See also:*

**commuté**

## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

### PronunciationEdit

### VerbEdit

**commute** (*third-person singular simple present* **commutes**, *present participle* **commuting**, *simple past and past participle* **commuted**)

- (intransitive) To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or
*vice versa*.*I***commute**from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.

- (transitive, finance) To pay out the lump-sum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
- (intransitive) To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
*to***commute**for a year's travel over a route

- (transitive, law, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
*His prison sentence was***commuted**to probation.

- (intransitive) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
- (Can we date this quote?) Jeremy Taylor:
- He […] thinks it unlawful to
**commute**, and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.

- He […] thinks it unlawful to

- (Can we date this quote?) Jeremy Taylor:
- (intransitive, mathematics) To engage in a commutative operation.
*A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they***commute**.

- (algebra, category theory, of a diagram of morphisms) Such that any two sequences of morphisms with the same initial and final objects as one another will have the same value on any element in the initial object.
- 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.
*to***commute**tithes; to**commute**charges for fares

- Macaulay
- The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be
**commuted**from burning to beheading.

- The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be

#### Derived termsEdit

#### TranslationsEdit

to regularly travel

math: to engage in a commutative operation

### NounEdit

**commute** (*plural* **commutes**)

- A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
- The route, time or distance of that journey.