Synonyms for commute

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuh-myoot
Phonetic Transcription : kəˈmyut

Top 10 synonyms for commute Other synonyms for the word commute

Définition of commute

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb travel to work
  • verb reduce punishment
  • verb exchange, trade
Example sentences :
  • Will you be her true natural father, or shall I commute paternity?
  • Extract from : « Maid Marian » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • The Governor refuses him a pardon, nor will he commute my son's sentence.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 » by Various
  • It is evident that the man who passed the sentence could commute it, he said.
  • Extract from : « The Dust of Conflict » by David Goodger (
  • He seemed at times to be asking God to commute these penalties.
  • Extract from : « Les Misrables » by Victor Hugo
  • At the same time, he held out very little hope that anything could be done to commute the sentence.
  • Extract from : « The Great War As I Saw It » by Frederick George Scott
  • Many of them were not unwilling to commute their pensions, since their creed had always forbidden them to care for money.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3 » by Various
  • The governor may also commute the sentence of an offender by exchanging the penalty for one less severe.
  • Extract from : « Elements of Civil Government » by Alexander L. Peterman
  • The Governor can commute sentences, and grant pardons to criminals, except in cases of treason or impeachment.
  • Extract from : « Elements of Civil Government » by Alexander L. Peterman
  • To propitiate a power and commute a doom resting upon much the same principles as those represented in the Lambton legend.
  • Extract from : « Demonology and Devil-lore » by Moncure Daniel Conway
  • This fact caused the adults to commute from one site to the other.
  • Extract from : « Comparative Breeding Behavior of Ammospiza caudacuta and A. maritima » by Glen E. Woolfenden

Antonyms for commute

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