Definition and Meanings for commutes
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Part of Speech of commutes
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of commutes
Meaning of commutes
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.
as intransitive verb
- to obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
- to pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.
- to travel regularly from a place of residence to another place, such as where one's daily work is performed. often, such travel is performed between a suburb and a nearby city; as, to commute to work.