V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to travel back and forth some distance, usually work related; 2. to change one thing into another; 3. to change a punishment into a lesser one; 4. to substitute one sort of payment for another
Synonyms: travel, transform, convert, abridge, mitigate, reduce, shorten, substitute, change
Antonyms: remain, keep, stay
Tips: Commuting to work is so common that the meaning of "travel" is the most common definition of this word. In this sense, commute can also be a noun, to refer to the travel itself. (i.e: "My commute to and from work takes an hour each day.") Commute is also a more intellectual way of expressing change, whether you are transforming something, lessening a sentence in court, or switching payment arrangements.
I question my sister's common sense since she has begun commuting six hours per day to her job. (traveling)
The attorney was able to persuade the judge to commute the sentence of the juvenile offender. (reduce, shorten)
My daily work commute is too long, and I may either have to change jobs or move. (travel) noun
You shouldn't commute his punishment; he disobeyed us and should suffer the consequences. (reduce, shorten, change)
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