Com`mute´   Pronunciation: kǒm`mūt´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Commuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Commuting.]
v. i.1.To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
He . . . thinks it unlawful to commute, and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.
3.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.
Verb1.commute - transpose and remain equal in value; "These operators commute with each other"
Synonyms: transpose
2.commute - travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
3.commute - change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
Synonyms: permute, transpose
4.commute - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
Synonyms: exchange, convert
5.commute - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
Synonyms: exchange, convert, change

TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.

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