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Definition of "commute" []

  • To travel as a commuter. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make substitution or exchange. (verb-intransitive)
  • To serve as a substitute. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pay in gross, usually at a reduced rate, rather than in individual payments. (verb-intransitive)
  • Mathematics & Logic To satisfy or engage in a commutative operation. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commute" in a sentence
  • "Personally, I love to drive, so the commute is actually part of my leisure time."
  • "(We're about to learn that she drives a vintage Mustang convertible, probably inherited from the father Paul reminds her of and that she holds onto for sentimental reasons, sure, but also for the sheer fun of driving it --- her commute is the highlight of her day.)"
  • "Figuring the cost of the patrol car, the patrolman's time and the overall distance covered, the cost per mile for her commute is astonishing."